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S. 502 - Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

Crime and law enforcement. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

S. 502 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders.
Other Titles
  • Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015
  • Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015
Sponsor
Mike Lee
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Government information and archives
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/12/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/12/2015
2/12/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2/12/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

70 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

70 organizations supported this bill

African American Ministers In Action
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Aleph Institute
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Alliance of Baptists
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
AME Social Action Commission
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
American Bar Association
American Bar Association (2015, July 0). Federal Sentencing Reform. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from American Bar Association.
American Civil Liberties Union
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
American Legislative Exchange Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Americans for Tax Reform
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
association of prosecuting attorneys
LaBahn, David (2015, February 25). APA Supports Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.
Bread for the World
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Brennan Center for Justice
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Broken No More
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Catholic Charities USA
Wenski, Thomas G. & Markham, Donna (2015, April 14). USCCB CCUSA Letter to Senate Judiciary on Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Christian Community Development Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Church of Scientology
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Church of the Brethren
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Coalition to Reduce Spending
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Crossroad Bible Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Disciples Justice Action Network
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Drug Policy Alliance
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Faith & Freedom Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (2015, February 12). U.S. House and Senate Reintroduce an *Even Smarter* Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Family Research Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Frederick Douglass Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2015, February 12). Tell Your Members of Congress: Support the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from FreedomWorks.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Anderson, Della (2015, February 26). It's Time for Smarter Sentencing. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Healing Communities USA
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Heartland Alliance
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Heritage Action for America
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Justice Fellowship
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Justice Strategies
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Legal Action Center
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Marijuana Policy Project
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Mennonite Central Committee
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Association of Evangelicals
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
National Council of La Raza
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
national hire network
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Organization for Women
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
National Urban League
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
November Coalition
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Peace Alliance
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Prison Policy Initiative
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
Salvation Army
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Sojourners
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
student peace alliance
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.
The Constitution Project
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
U.S. Dream Academy
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
U.S. Jesuit Conference
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Union for Reform Judaism
Undersigned (2015, March 27). Letter of Support on the Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
United Church of Christ
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 29). RE: Interfaith leaders support Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Prison Fellowship Ministries.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Wenski, Thomas G. & Markham, Donna (2015, April 14). USCCB CCUSA Letter to Senate Judiciary on Smarter Sentencing Act. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Young Americans for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2015, April 21). Sign-on Letter in Support of 114th SSA. Retrieved October 12, 2015, from Justice Fellowship.

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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$242,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$956,112$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,718,741$0
John BarrassoRWY$123,649$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,750,996$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,057,555$0
Roy BluntRMO$755,392$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,211,435$0
John BoozmanRAR$127,440$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$42,550$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,527,534$0
Richard BurrRNC$662,068$0
Maria CantwellDWA$802,802$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$618,951$0
Ben CardinDMD$450,428$0
Tom CarperDDE$224,592$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,781,578$0
Bill CassidyRLA$622,041$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$74,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$360,325$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$352,956$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,000,002$0
Bob CorkerRTN$491,741$0
John CornynRTX$697,312$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,690,117$0
Mike CrapoRID$205,598$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,864,229$0
Steve DainesRMT$374,821$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$858,889$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,349,813$0
Mike EnziRWY$68,977$0
Joni ErnstRIA$252,626$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$701,400$0
Deb FischerRNE$380,008$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,593,801$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,273,954$0
Cory GardnerRCO$699,127$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,764,511$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$983,977$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$535,808$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$413,261$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$789,758$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$879,437$0
Dean HellerRNV$347,952$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,174,425$0
John HoevenRND$81,746$0
Jim InhofeROK$180,624$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$460,780$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,163,161$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,985,745$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$311,065$0
Mark KirkRIL$560,940$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$922,132$0
James LankfordROK$324,165$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$582,264$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,027,528$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$320,300$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,489,526$0
John McCainRAZ$646,714$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,504,948$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,183,495$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,388,592$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$493,767$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$49,350$0
Jerry MoranRKS$182,589$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$328,026$0
Chris MurphyDCT$958,608$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,150,757$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,011,890$0
Rand PaulRKY$635,643$0
David PerdueRGA$448,345$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,587,583$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,220,194$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$429,614$0
Harry ReidDNV$316,686$0
Jim RischRID$87,687$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$354,078$0
Mike RoundsRSD$178,091$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,445,277$0
Bernie SandersIVT$120,542$0
Ben SasseRNE$867,662$0
Brian SchatzDHI$995,441$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,900,878$0
Tim ScottRSC$756,494$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$77,103$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,620,286$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$239,800$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$979,994$0
Dan SullivanRAK$860,679$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,621,043$0
John ThuneRSD$432,538$0
Thom TillisRNC$654,044$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,356,097$0
Tom UdallDNM$686,860$0
David VitterRLA$142,892$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,275,156$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,942,179$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$685,954$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$170,065$0
Ron WydenDOR$759,431$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$242,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$956,112$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,718,741$0
John BarrassoRWY$123,649$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,750,996$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,057,555$0
Roy BluntRMO$755,392$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,211,435$0
John BoozmanRAR$127,440$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$42,550$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,527,534$0
Richard BurrRNC$662,068$0
Maria CantwellDWA$802,802$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$618,951$0
Ben CardinDMD$450,428$0
Tom CarperDDE$224,592$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,781,578$0
Bill CassidyRLA$622,041$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$74,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$360,325$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$352,956$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,000,002$0
Bob CorkerRTN$491,741$0
John CornynRTX$697,312$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,690,117$0
Mike CrapoRID$205,598$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,864,229$0
Steve DainesRMT$374,821$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$858,889$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,349,813$0
Mike EnziRWY$68,977$0
Joni ErnstRIA$252,626$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$701,400$0
Deb FischerRNE$380,008$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,593,801$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,273,954$0
Cory GardnerRCO$699,127$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,764,511$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$983,977$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$535,808$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$413,261$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$789,758$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$879,437$0
Dean HellerRNV$347,952$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,174,425$0
John HoevenRND$81,746$0
Jim InhofeROK$180,624$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$460,780$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,163,161$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,985,745$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$311,065$0
Mark KirkRIL$560,940$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$922,132$0
James LankfordROK$324,165$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$582,264$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,027,528$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$320,300$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,489,526$0
John McCainRAZ$646,714$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,504,948$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,183,495$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,388,592$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$493,767$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$49,350$0
Jerry MoranRKS$182,589$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$328,026$0
Chris MurphyDCT$958,608$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,150,757$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,011,890$0
Rand PaulRKY$635,643$0
David PerdueRGA$448,345$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,587,583$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,220,194$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$429,614$0
Harry ReidDNV$316,686$0
Jim RischRID$87,687$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$354,078$0
Mike RoundsRSD$178,091$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,445,277$0
Bernie SandersIVT$120,542$0
Ben SasseRNE$867,662$0
Brian SchatzDHI$995,441$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,900,878$0
Tim ScottRSC$756,494$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$77,103$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,620,286$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$239,800$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$979,994$0
Dan SullivanRAK$860,679$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,621,043$0
John ThuneRSD$432,538$0
Thom TillisRNC$654,044$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,356,097$0
Tom UdallDNM$686,860$0
David VitterRLA$142,892$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,275,156$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,942,179$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$685,954$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$170,065$0
Ron WydenDOR$759,431$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Women's issues$8,250,935
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,396,942
Defense policy, doves$629,894
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Children's rights$563,701
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Christian Conservative$106,651
Human Rights$45,000
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
Marijuana Production, Sales & Paraphernalia$500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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