S. 544 - Secret Science Reform Act of 2015

Environmental protection. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Secret Science Reform Act of 2015

S. 544 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.
Other Titles
  • Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
  • Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
  • Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
Sponsor
John Barrasso
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Government information and archives
  • Research administration and funding
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/24/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/24/2015
2/24/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
2/24/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar4/28/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
6/22/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Inhofe with an amendment. With written report No. 114-69. Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar6/22/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 124.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $11,800 Against $196,235
  2. January - February 2011 For $30,550 Against $818,798
  3. March - April 2011 For $64,750 Against $1,779,999
  4. May - June 2011 For $53,300 Against $1,979,327
  5. July - August 2011 For $36,951 Against $956,518
  6. September - October 2011 For $106,250 Against $2,370,803
  7. November - December 2011 For $38,200 Against $2,423,097
  8. January - February 2012 For $29,750 Against $1,659,269
  9. March - April 2012 For $47,450 Against $2,777,542
  10. May - June 2012 For $84,848 Against $3,652,085
  11. July - August 2012 For $61,800 Against $3,052,402
  12. September - October 2012 For $120,250 Against $6,812,207
  13. November - December 2012 For $21,800 Against $660,326
  14. January - February 2013 For $47,000 Against $616,386
  15. March - April 2013 For $85,550 Against $1,796,710
  16. May - June 2013 For $125,500 Against $1,718,700
  17. July - August 2013 For $70,250 Against $801,463
  18. September - October 2013 For $67,250 Against $1,357,169
  19. November - December 2013 For $95,300 Against $1,300,713
  20. January - February 2014 For $55,300 Against $891,600
  21. March - April 2014 For $120,800 Against $1,942,357
  22. May - June 2014 For $117,100 Against $2,468,834
  23. July - August 2014 For $96,550 Against $1,500,544
  24. September - October 2014 For $224,300 Against $3,381,307
  25. November - December 2014 For $61,790 Against $508,223
  26. January - February 2015 For $39,616 Against $585,915
  27. March - April 2015 For $105,581 Against $1,384,471
  28. May - June 2015 For $106,258 Against $1,359,085
  29. July - August 2015 For $49,377 Against $864,459
  30. September - October 2015 For $74,499 Against $1,351,893
  31. November - December 2015 For $89,800 Against $1,247,656
  32. January - February 2016 For $45,150 Against $757,354
  33. March - April 2016 For $156,125 Against $1,534,753
  34. May - June 2016 For $126,900 Against $2,101,525
  35. July - August 2016 For $82,478 Against $1,364,482
  36. September - October 2016 For $161,131 Against $1,388,351
  37. November - December 2016 For $10,900 Against $63,505

Votes

    5 Organizations Supported and 100 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Secret Science Reform Act of 2015

    5 organizations supported this bill

    American Apparel & Footwear Association
    Duggan, Juanita D. (2015, March 18). KEY VOTE "YES" TO H.R. 1030--THE SECRET SCIENCE REFORM ACT OF 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Apparel & Footwear Association.
    American Energy Alliance
    AEA (2015, March 3). Key Vote: Secret Science Bills . Retrieved March 5, 2015, from AEA.
    National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
    NSSGA (2015, February 25). Congress Introduces Legislation on EPA Scientific Transparency. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from NSSGA.
    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    Kerrigan, Karen (2015, April 28). Letter on S. 544: Secret Science Reform Act of 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2015, from Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, R. Bruce (2015, February 26). US Chamber Letter to Members of the US House of Representatives. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from US Chamber of Commerce.

    100 organizations opposed this bill

    AFL-CIO
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Alliance for Justice
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Anthropological Association
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Association of Geographers
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Association of University Professors
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Chemical Society
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Federation of Teachers
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Forum
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Geophysical Union
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Geosciences Institute
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Lung Association
    Wimmer, Harold & Crane, Stephen C. (2015, February 24). ALA and ATS Letter to Representative Johnson. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Thoracic Society.
    American Meteorological Society
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Rivers
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Society for Microbiology
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Society of Agronomy
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    american sustainable business council
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Thoracic Society
    Wimmer, Harold & Crane, Stephen C. (2015, February 24). ALA and ATS Letter to Representative Johnson. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Thoracic Society.
    Americans for Financial Reform
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Arc of the United States
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Association of American Universities
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    BlueGreen Alliance
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Brown University
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    CALPIRG
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for American Progress
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Biological Diversity
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    center for digital democracy
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Food Safety
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    center for international environmental law
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Progressive Reform
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Responsible Lending
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Science in the Public Interest
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Citizens Trade Campaign
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Clean Air Watch
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consortium for Ocean Leadership
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Consortium of Social Science Associations
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Consumer Federation of America
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consumers Union
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    countercorp
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Crop Science Society of America
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Demos
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Earthjustice
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Ecological Society of America
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Economic Policy Institute
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Entomological Society of America
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Environment America
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Farmworker Justice
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    Haywood, Joseph R. (2015, March 10). FASEB Letter to Majority Leader McCarthy and Minority Leader Pelosi. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from FASEB.
    First Person Politics
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Free Press
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Green for All
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Harvard University
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    In the Public Interest
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    international center for technology assessment
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    League of Conservation Voters
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Main Street Alliance
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Media Matters for America
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Association of Consumer Advocates
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Center for Healthy Housing
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Consumers League
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    national council for occupational safety and health
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Council for Science and the Environment
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    National Employment Law Project
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Family Farm Coalition
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Women's Health Network
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    National Women's Law Center
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Ohio State University
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Partnership for Working Families
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    protect all childrens environment
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Public Citizen
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Reproductive Health Technologies Project
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Sciencecorps
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Service Employees International Union
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Sierra Club
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Soil Science Society of America
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    STOP Foodborne Illness
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Tigercomm
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Trust for America's Health
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    U.S. Chamber Watch
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    U.S. PIRG
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Rosenberg, Andrew A. (2015, March 18). House Passes Deceptive Bills Attacking Science. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from UCSUSA.
    Union Plus
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    United Steelworkers
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    University of Michigan
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    University of Oregon
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    University of Pennsylvania
    Undersigned (2015, March 16). Intersociety Letter on Secret Science Reform Act . Retrieved April 2, 2015, from American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Voices for Progress
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Waterkeeper Alliance
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Worksafe
    McFate, Katherine & Weissman, Robert (2015, April 27). CSS Opposes the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, S. 544. Retrieved March 16, 2016, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.

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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$52,950$280,650
    Kelly AyotteRNH$45,787$399,110
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,348,377
    John BarrassoRWY$30,450$386,793
    Michael F. BennetDCO$23,300$1,979,362
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,000$434,524
    Roy BluntRMO$86,900$661,072
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$25,600$900,184
    John BoozmanRAR$20,350$190,220
    Barbara BoxerDCA$11,000$31,468
    Sherrod BrownDOH$15,500$2,219,321
    Richard BurrRNC$50,550$483,210
    Maria CantwellDWA$8,750$527,496
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$60,600$279,566
    Ben CardinDMD$15,500$590,001
    Tom CarperDDE$14,500$180,852
    Bob CaseyDPA$22,350$722,233
    Bill CassidyRLA$20,900$1,070,796
    Daniel CoatsRIN$4,500$28,250
    William Thad CochranRMS$30,500$488,809
    Susan M. CollinsRME$41,800$327,972
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$14,500$267,410
    Bob CorkerRTN$47,240$372,218
    John CornynRTX$59,850$571,533
    Tom CottonRAR$53,775$417,370
    Mike CrapoRID$16,000$172,112
    Ted CruzRTX$76,100$403,955
    Steve DainesRMT$41,550$226,410
    Joe DonnellyDIN$17,150$470,339
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,100$533,977
    Mike EnziRWY$19,000$135,950
    Joni ErnstRIA$26,500$108,020
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$10,750$713,381
    Deb FischerRNE$35,400$307,822
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,150$223,614
    Al FrankenDMN$3,300$886,678
    Cory GardnerRCO$47,300$481,815
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,000$1,466,858
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$35,650$309,356
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$36,700$415,514
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$36,900$464,572
    Martin HeinrichDNM$39,900$841,998
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$571,700
    Dean HellerRNV$40,650$234,558
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$772,895
    John HoevenRND$21,100$91,835
    Jim InhofeROK$78,850$153,316
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$74,550$350,425
    Ron JohnsonRWI$56,250$335,022
    Tim KaineDVA$14,300$1,949,669
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,500$235,935
    Mark KirkRIL$17,550$327,880
    Amy KlobucharDMN$5,700$667,641
    James LankfordROK$33,900$277,641
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$241,285
    Mike LeeRUT$4,950$118,800
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$32,000$192,643
    Ed MarkeyDMA$30,700$1,313,113
    John McCainRAZ$45,250$340,382
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,200$2,162,753
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$139,851$974,695
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,500$580,974
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$624,980
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$69,211
    Jerry MoranRKS$33,500$309,280
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,750$201,925
    Chris MurphyDCT$16,000$1,017,468
    Patty MurrayDWA$32,444$1,385,914
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$32,400$624,857
    Rand PaulRKY$21,916$370,262
    David PerdueRGA$17,300$340,559
    Gary C. PetersDMI$13,050$1,683,409
    Rob PortmanROH$107,537$619,913
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,250$248,563
    Harry ReidDNV$4,500$233,233
    Jim RischRID$6,200$46,900
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,250$420,222
    Mike RoundsRSD$35,700$191,247
    Marco RubioRFL$66,025$395,271
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$584,890
    Ben SasseRNE$16,750$246,615
    Brian SchatzDHI$1,000$757,652
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,100$1,029,718
    Tim ScottRSC$30,750$385,247
    Jeff SessionsRAL$12,000$59,300
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,500$1,596,547
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$23,200$65,050
    Debbie StabenowDMI$19,726$1,089,001
    Dan SullivanRAK$36,850$120,607
    Jon TesterDMT$6,500$1,141,765
    John ThuneRSD$62,506$304,666
    Thom TillisRNC$52,400$358,829
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$81,297$629,377
    Tom UdallDNM$6,600$607,100
    David VitterRLA$59,250$91,180
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,800$570,911
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$9,500$5,383,450
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$6,500$466,690
    Roger F. WickerRMS$15,000$111,450
    Ron WydenDOR$36,250$828,474

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$52,950$280,650
    Kelly AyotteRNH$45,787$399,110
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,348,377
    John BarrassoRWY$30,450$386,793
    Michael F. BennetDCO$23,300$1,979,362
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$2,000$434,524
    Roy BluntRMO$86,900$661,072
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$25,600$900,184
    John BoozmanRAR$20,350$190,220
    Barbara BoxerDCA$11,000$31,468
    Sherrod BrownDOH$15,500$2,219,321
    Richard BurrRNC$50,550$483,210
    Maria CantwellDWA$8,750$527,496
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$60,600$279,566
    Ben CardinDMD$15,500$590,001
    Tom CarperDDE$14,500$180,852
    Bob CaseyDPA$22,350$722,233
    Bill CassidyRLA$20,900$1,070,796
    Daniel CoatsRIN$4,500$28,250
    William Thad CochranRMS$30,500$488,809
    Susan M. CollinsRME$41,800$327,972
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$14,500$267,410
    Bob CorkerRTN$47,240$372,218
    John CornynRTX$59,850$571,533
    Tom CottonRAR$53,775$417,370
    Mike CrapoRID$16,000$172,112
    Ted CruzRTX$76,100$403,955
    Steve DainesRMT$41,550$226,410
    Joe DonnellyDIN$17,150$470,339
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,100$533,977
    Mike EnziRWY$19,000$135,950
    Joni ErnstRIA$26,500$108,020
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$10,750$713,381
    Deb FischerRNE$35,400$307,822
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,150$223,614
    Al FrankenDMN$3,300$886,678
    Cory GardnerRCO$47,300$481,815
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,000$1,466,858
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$35,650$309,356
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$36,700$415,514
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$36,900$464,572
    Martin HeinrichDNM$39,900$841,998
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$571,700
    Dean HellerRNV$40,650$234,558
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$772,895
    John HoevenRND$21,100$91,835
    Jim InhofeROK$78,850$153,316
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$74,550$350,425
    Ron JohnsonRWI$56,250$335,022
    Tim KaineDVA$14,300$1,949,669
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$5,500$235,935
    Mark KirkRIL$17,550$327,880
    Amy KlobucharDMN$5,700$667,641
    James LankfordROK$33,900$277,641
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$241,285
    Mike LeeRUT$4,950$118,800
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$32,000$192,643
    Ed MarkeyDMA$30,700$1,313,113
    John McCainRAZ$45,250$340,382
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,200$2,162,753
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$139,851$974,695
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$17,500$580,974
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$624,980
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$69,211
    Jerry MoranRKS$33,500$309,280
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,750$201,925
    Chris MurphyDCT$16,000$1,017,468
    Patty MurrayDWA$32,444$1,385,914
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$32,400$624,857
    Rand PaulRKY$21,916$370,262
    David PerdueRGA$17,300$340,559
    Gary C. PetersDMI$13,050$1,683,409
    Rob PortmanROH$107,537$619,913
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,250$248,563
    Harry ReidDNV$4,500$233,233
    Jim RischRID$6,200$46,900
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$50,250$420,222
    Mike RoundsRSD$35,700$191,247
    Marco RubioRFL$66,025$395,271
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$584,890
    Ben SasseRNE$16,750$246,615
    Brian SchatzDHI$1,000$757,652
    Chuck SchumerDNY$42,100$1,029,718
    Tim ScottRSC$30,750$385,247
    Jeff SessionsRAL$12,000$59,300
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,500$1,596,547
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$23,200$65,050
    Debbie StabenowDMI$19,726$1,089,001
    Dan SullivanRAK$36,850$120,607
    Jon TesterDMT$6,500$1,141,765
    John ThuneRSD$62,506$304,666
    Thom TillisRNC$52,400$358,829
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$81,297$629,377
    Tom UdallDNM$6,600$607,100
    David VitterRLA$59,250$91,180
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,800$570,911
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$9,500$5,383,450
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$6,500$466,690
    Roger F. WickerRMS$15,000$111,450
    Ron WydenDOR$36,250$828,474

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,317,378
    Small business associations$392,318
    Chambers of commerce$358,176
    Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$127,450
    Personal products manufacturing$119,200

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Other physician specialists$10,272,691
    Schools & colleges$9,075,327
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
    Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$3,460,918
    Advertising & public relations services$2,137,309
    Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,050,855
    Biotech products & research$1,849,495
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
    Teachers unions$910,780
    Education$842,191
    Manufacturing unions$704,480
    Political consultants/advisers$683,864
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    State & local govt employee unions$455,196
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Food service & related unions$426,079
    Small business associations$392,318
    Commercial service unions$374,750
    Automotive Manufacturing union$294,232
    Teamsters union$277,875
    Labor Unions$197,000
    Agriculture$189,296
    Human Rights$45,000
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
    Consumer groups$750
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