S. 441 - Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

S. 441 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.
Other Titles
  • Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015
  • Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015
Sponsor
Bill Nelson
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/10/2015
2/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2/10/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $11,850 Against $115,472
  2. January - February 2011 For $24,800 Against $313,783
  3. March - April 2011 For $23,500 Against $844,920
  4. May - June 2011 For $65,284 Against $826,312
  5. July - August 2011 For $6,250 Against $429,910
  6. September - October 2011 For $31,250 Against $894,533
  7. November - December 2011 For $47,650 Against $685,982
  8. January - February 2012 For $24,500 Against $505,527
  9. March - April 2012 For $24,700 Against $1,028,191
  10. May - June 2012 For $47,000 Against $1,111,642
  11. July - August 2012 For $10,250 Against $993,932
  12. September - October 2012 For $76,950 Against $2,039,001
  13. November - December 2012 For $25,500 Against $274,918
  14. January - February 2013 For $32,150 Against $235,522
  15. March - April 2013 For $28,415 Against $1,002,703
  16. May - June 2013 For $46,865 Against $1,036,563
  17. July - August 2013 For $30,900 Against $489,571
  18. September - October 2013 For $66,350 Against $915,923
  19. November - December 2013 For $34,500 Against $717,245
  20. January - February 2014 For $17,600 Against $627,744
  21. March - April 2014 For $77,634 Against $1,012,189
  22. May - June 2014 For $90,435 Against $1,429,361
  23. July - August 2014 For $91,000 Against $975,633
  24. September - October 2014 For $132,625 Against $1,911,993
  25. November - December 2014 For $49,250 Against $367,149
  26. January - February 2015 For $59,300 Against $357,890
  27. March - April 2015 For $84,250 Against $784,137
  28. May - June 2015 For $65,200 Against $720,887
  29. July - August 2015 For $55,676 Against $417,095
  30. September - October 2015 For $40,110 Against $728,392
  31. November - December 2015 For $38,975 Against $691,795
  32. January - February 2016 For $16,950 Against $376,180
  33. March - April 2016 For $77,946 Against $766,192
  34. May - June 2016 For $112,900 Against $1,079,463
  35. July - August 2016 For $39,515 Against $830,754
  36. September - October 2016 For $78,675 Against $960,779
  37. November - December 2016 For $250 Against $36,725

Votes

    2 Organizations Supported and 28 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015

    2 organizations supported this bill

    cigar rights of america
    Cigar Rights of America (2016, November 30). Help Exempt Premium Cigars From FDA Regulation!. Retrieved November 30, 2016, from Cigar Rights of America.
    International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association
    Talley, Kevin (n.d.). Urge your Representative to co-sponsor the "Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015". Retrieved March 6, 2015, from International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.

    28 organizations opposed this bill

    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Association for Cancer Research
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Association for Respiratory Care
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American College of Cardiology
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American College of Physicians
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American College of Preventive Medicine
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Dental Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Heart Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Lung Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Psychological Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Public Health Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    American Thoracic Society
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Lung Cancer Alliance
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    National Association of County & City Health Officials
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Partnership for Prevention
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Prevent Cancer Foundation
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    Trust for America's Health
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
    United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
    Undersigned (2015, February 25). Joint Letter in Opposition to H.R. 662. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from American Academy of Family Physicians.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$25,000$265,450
    Kelly AyotteRNH$45,086$353,724
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$250$304,102
    John BarrassoRWY$14,500$537,293
    Michael F. BennetDCO$25,200$488,999
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$220,861
    Roy BluntRMO$26,400$546,280
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$10,400$271,631
    John BoozmanRAR$6,500$243,410
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$8,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$593,241
    Richard BurrRNC$194,725$410,875
    Maria CantwellDWA$500$151,804
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$7,500$288,916
    Ben CardinDMD$0$409,294
    Tom CarperDDE$850$137,950
    Bob CaseyDPA$34,400$358,175
    Bill CassidyRLA$5,000$1,422,966
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$23,750
    William Thad CochranRMS$27,350$173,709
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,900
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,500$109,493
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$441,865
    John CornynRTX$41,434$825,999
    Tom CottonRAR$47,450$498,192
    Mike CrapoRID$9,500$156,894
    Ted CruzRTX$15,000$503,134
    Steve DainesRMT$24,700$152,135
    Joe DonnellyDIN$8,500$137,913
    Dick DurbinDIL$2,500$278,132
    Mike EnziRWY$5,000$182,350
    Joni ErnstRIA$15,100$41,565
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$142,748
    Deb FischerRNE$13,000$145,099
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$183,607
    Al FrankenDMN$3,225$245,123
    Cory GardnerRCO$29,050$250,111
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,500$315,695
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$26,600$239,315
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,000$309,385
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$35,000$499,072
    Martin HeinrichDNM$2,500$208,776
    Heidi HeitkampDND$6,750$88,340
    Dean HellerRNV$37,000$293,195
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$3,500$84,875
    John HoevenRND$0$52,773
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$66,053
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,500$326,075
    Ron JohnsonRWI$15,200$346,633
    Tim KaineDVA$48,801$370,193
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$104,617
    Mark KirkRIL$10,850$390,465
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$170,872
    James LankfordROK$11,500$312,646
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$40,660
    Mike LeeRUT$8,500$73,533
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,500$115,498
    Ed MarkeyDMA$4,000$193,921
    John McCainRAZ$5,000$189,605
    Claire McCaskillDMO$6,000$361,629
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$174,100$970,220
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$29,800$640,510
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$183,133
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$77,500
    Jerry MoranRKS$23,065$149,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$112,650
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$357,752
    Patty MurrayDWA$400$401,302
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$57,950$389,790
    Rand PaulRKY$13,785$468,680
    David PerdueRGA$29,700$220,840
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$474,960
    Rob PortmanROH$28,800$493,215
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$133,425
    Harry ReidDNV$6,000$189,100
    Jim RischRID$8,000$35,850
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,100$275,182
    Mike RoundsRSD$12,600$175,904
    Marco RubioRFL$39,500$335,487
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$82,180
    Ben SasseRNE$5,000$164,188
    Brian SchatzDHI$8,000$123,989
    Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$497,613
    Tim ScottRSC$35,600$476,877
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$46,950
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,505$225,664
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$19,900
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,000$463,645
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,000$133,457
    Jon TesterDMT$25,075$266,589
    John ThuneRSD$12,500$217,028
    Thom TillisRNC$82,000$361,754
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$50,357$495,300
    Tom UdallDNM$2,500$178,112
    David VitterRLA$0$74,750
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$127,999$319,010
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$48$580,313
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$139,938
    Roger F. WickerRMS$16,500$115,500
    Ron WydenDOR$0$533,985

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$25,000$265,450
    Kelly AyotteRNH$45,086$353,724
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$250$304,102
    John BarrassoRWY$14,500$537,293
    Michael F. BennetDCO$25,200$488,999
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$220,861
    Roy BluntRMO$26,400$546,280
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$10,400$271,631
    John BoozmanRAR$6,500$243,410
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$8,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$593,241
    Richard BurrRNC$194,725$410,875
    Maria CantwellDWA$500$151,804
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$7,500$288,916
    Ben CardinDMD$0$409,294
    Tom CarperDDE$850$137,950
    Bob CaseyDPA$34,400$358,175
    Bill CassidyRLA$5,000$1,422,966
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$23,750
    William Thad CochranRMS$27,350$173,709
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,900
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,500$109,493
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,500$441,865
    John CornynRTX$41,434$825,999
    Tom CottonRAR$47,450$498,192
    Mike CrapoRID$9,500$156,894
    Ted CruzRTX$15,000$503,134
    Steve DainesRMT$24,700$152,135
    Joe DonnellyDIN$8,500$137,913
    Dick DurbinDIL$2,500$278,132
    Mike EnziRWY$5,000$182,350
    Joni ErnstRIA$15,100$41,565
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$142,748
    Deb FischerRNE$13,000$145,099
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$183,607
    Al FrankenDMN$3,225$245,123
    Cory GardnerRCO$29,050$250,111
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,500$315,695
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$26,600$239,315
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,000$309,385
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$35,000$499,072
    Martin HeinrichDNM$2,500$208,776
    Heidi HeitkampDND$6,750$88,340
    Dean HellerRNV$37,000$293,195
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$3,500$84,875
    John HoevenRND$0$52,773
    Jim InhofeROK$4,750$66,053
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,500$326,075
    Ron JohnsonRWI$15,200$346,633
    Tim KaineDVA$48,801$370,193
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$104,617
    Mark KirkRIL$10,850$390,465
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$170,872
    James LankfordROK$11,500$312,646
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$40,660
    Mike LeeRUT$8,500$73,533
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,500$115,498
    Ed MarkeyDMA$4,000$193,921
    John McCainRAZ$5,000$189,605
    Claire McCaskillDMO$6,000$361,629
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$174,100$970,220
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$29,800$640,510
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$183,133
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$77,500
    Jerry MoranRKS$23,065$149,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$112,650
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$357,752
    Patty MurrayDWA$400$401,302
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$57,950$389,790
    Rand PaulRKY$13,785$468,680
    David PerdueRGA$29,700$220,840
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$474,960
    Rob PortmanROH$28,800$493,215
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$133,425
    Harry ReidDNV$6,000$189,100
    Jim RischRID$8,000$35,850
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,100$275,182
    Mike RoundsRSD$12,600$175,904
    Marco RubioRFL$39,500$335,487
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$82,180
    Ben SasseRNE$5,000$164,188
    Brian SchatzDHI$8,000$123,989
    Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$497,613
    Tim ScottRSC$35,600$476,877
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$46,950
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,505$225,664
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$19,900
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,000$463,645
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,000$133,457
    Jon TesterDMT$25,075$266,589
    John ThuneRSD$12,500$217,028
    Thom TillisRNC$82,000$361,754
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$50,357$495,300
    Tom UdallDNM$2,500$178,112
    David VitterRLA$0$74,750
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$127,999$319,010
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$48$580,313
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$139,938
    Roger F. WickerRMS$16,500$115,500
    Ron WydenDOR$0$533,985

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Tobacco & Tobacco products$1,786,955

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Other physician specialists$10,272,691
    Physicians$9,118,059
    Dentists$2,892,025
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
    Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
    Nurses$1,040,021
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
    Health professionals$50,871
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