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S. 577 - Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015

Environmental protection. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015

S. 577 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel.
Other Titles
  • Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015
  • Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015
Sponsor
Patrick J. Toomey
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Motor fuels
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    Major Actions
    Introduced2/26/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/26/2015
    2/26/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    2/26/2015Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    4.3 times as much
    $5,392,834
    $45,000
    $2,272,462
    $319,005
    $2,654,433
    $343,590
    $224,274
    $1,496,441
    $5,398,859
    $386,621
    $811,863
    $43,350
    $696,801
    $1,010,590
    $1,091,408
    $22,187,531
    $2,063,952
    $620,750
    $1,849,495
    $442,066
    $127,450
    $5,103,713
    34 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015

    34 organizations supported this bill

    2020 action
    2020 Action (2015, May 1). This Month's Issue: End the Mandate for Corn Ethanol in Gasoline. Retrieved July 1, 2015, from 2020 Action.
    ActionAid USA
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Bakers Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Beverage Association
    RFS Off the Menu (2015, February 26). Food Chain Coalition Applauds Senate Bill to Repeal Government Corn Ethanol Mandate. Retrieved June 30, 2015, from RFS Off the Menu.
    American Frozen Food Institute
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Motorcyclist Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Petroleum Institute
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    American Sportfishing Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Boat Owners Association of the United States
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    California Dairy Campaign
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Clean Air Task Force
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Competitive Enterprise Institute
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Dairy Producers of New Mexico
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Dairy Producers of Utah
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Environmental Working Group
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    International Dairy Foods Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    International Foodservice Distributors Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Milk Producers Council
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    National Chicken Council
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    National Council of Chain Restaurants
    Reanolds, Treacy (2015, February 26). Chain Restaurants Commend Senate Legislation to Repeal Government Corn Ethanol Mandate. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from National Retail Federation.
    National Marine Manufacturers Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    National Restaurant Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    National Turkey Federation
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    nevada dairy commission
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    North American Meat Institute
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    RFS Off the Menu
    RFS Off the Menu (2015, February 26). Food Chain Coalition Applauds Senate Bill to Repeal Government Corn Ethanol Mandate. Retrieved June 30, 2015, from RFS Off the Menu.
    Snack Food Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Southeast Milk
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Specialty Equipment Market Association
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.
    washington state dairy federation
    Undersigned (2015, February 26). Joint Letter in Support of S. 577. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Diane Feinstein U.S. Senator for California.

    9 organizations opposed this bill

    American Coalition for Ethanol
    American Coalition for Ethanol (2015, March 25). Pending Legislation – 114th Congress, March 2015 . Retrieved June 30, 2015, from American Coalition for Ethanol.
    American Energy Alliance
    American Energy Alliance (2015, May 29). Reasons Why Corn-Only Repeal Makes the RFS Worse. Retrieved July 1, 2015, from American Energy Alliance.
    Americans for Prosperity
    Gardner, Brent (2015, April 20). AFP Supports RFS Repeal, Not Reform. Retrieved June 30, 2015, from AFP.
    Biotechnology Industry Organization
    Voegele, Erin (2015, February 26). Biofuel industry criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS bill. Biomass Magazine. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/11603/biofuel-industry-criticizes-toomey-feinstein-rfs-bill.
    Growth Energy
    Growth Energy (2015, February 26). Toomey, Feinstein & Flake Legislation Shortsighted Policy. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Growth Energy.
    Koch Industries
    Ellender, Philip (2015, April 15). Koch Industries Letter on S 577. Retrieved July 1, 2015, from Koch Facts.
    National Corn Growers Association
    Chase, Spencer (2015, February 26). NCGA determined to defend RFS, expand trade opportunities. Agri-Pulse. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.agri-pulse.com/NCGA-determined-defend-RFS-expand-trade-opportunities-2262015.asp.
    National Farmers Union
    National Farmers Union (2015, February 26). NFU: Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act Will Cripple Rural America’s Economy, Set Back Energy Independence by a Decade. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from National Farmers Union.
    Renewable Fuels Association
    Renewable Fuels Association (2015, February 26). Feinstein/Toomey Legislation Operating Under a Misguided Assumption. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from Renewable Fuels Association.

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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$170,099$36,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$286,112$44,300
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$207,752$28,733
    John BarrassoRWY$63,000$17,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$683,646$174,750
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,358$38,550
    Roy BluntRMO$480,346$169,600
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$264,512$31,050
    John BoozmanRAR$214,505$34,500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,750$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$221,863$76,800
    Richard BurrRNC$286,316$109,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$210,668$103,052
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$195,950$12,700
    Ben CardinDMD$49,927$32,350
    Tom CarperDDE$75,075$14,219
    Bob CaseyDPA$149,496$72,700
    Bill CassidyRLA$439,280$72,226
    Daniel CoatsRIN$23,850$9,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$260,453$75,750
    Susan M. CollinsRME$146,099$30,347
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$82,523$19,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$212,170$11,250
    John CornynRTX$393,650$43,700
    Tom CottonRAR$342,455$14,850
    Mike CrapoRID$60,250$30,800
    Ted CruzRTX$367,305$22,765
    Steve DainesRMT$319,346$10,500
    Joe DonnellyDIN$187,116$53,350
    Dick DurbinDIL$184,343$66,700
    Mike EnziRWY$64,733$34,850
    Joni ErnstRIA$160,368$17,750
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$138,309$83,934
    Deb FischerRNE$184,376$73,750
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$229,788$29,064
    Al FrankenDMN$195,028$66,983
    Cory GardnerRCO$478,772$86,898
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$224,361$63,550
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$209,129$12,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$146,741$193,491
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$180,016$90,768
    Martin HeinrichDNM$332,918$92,700
    Heidi HeitkampDND$73,545$54,300
    Dean HellerRNV$232,156$59,995
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$71,776$29,475
    John HoevenRND$124,253$71,750
    Jim InhofeROK$95,400$7,400
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$331,024$49,300
    Ron JohnsonRWI$463,231$17,770
    Tim KaineDVA$381,813$55,575
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$69,642$48,500
    Mark KirkRIL$162,351$66,900
    Amy KlobucharDMN$206,565$58,500
    James LankfordROK$297,325$7,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$77,268$21,700
    Mike LeeRUT$219,650$3,950
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$151,850$18,750
    Ed MarkeyDMA$429,911$130,163
    John McCainRAZ$144,400$27,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$121,770$57,125
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$608,300$81,600
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$163,527$32,650
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$171,505$50,775
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,250$16,311
    Jerry MoranRKS$200,100$80,300
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$200,646$51,168
    Chris MurphyDCT$179,896$26,150
    Patty MurrayDWA$208,461$81,926
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$163,832$31,650
    Rand PaulRKY$115,206$8,250
    David PerdueRGA$293,550$32,450
    Gary C. PetersDMI$618,532$70,333
    Rob PortmanROH$469,877$80,610
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,400$4,500
    Harry ReidDNV$50,900$67,092
    Jim RischRID$38,500$3,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$389,557$132,117
    Mike RoundsRSD$199,100$36,800
    Marco RubioRFL$387,346$23,000
    Bernie SandersIVT$70,697$5,150
    Ben SasseRNE$176,918$49,329
    Brian SchatzDHI$379,789$69,600
    Chuck SchumerDNY$313,729$158,550
    Tim ScottRSC$350,496$33,350
    Jeff SessionsRAL$23,600$10,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$308,713$50,633
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$53,450$3,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$455,818$144,300
    Dan SullivanRAK$206,300$21,127
    Jon TesterDMT$329,701$56,450
    John ThuneRSD$206,598$111,500
    Thom TillisRNC$247,925$40,500
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$373,906$58,090
    Tom UdallDNM$251,844$36,850
    David VitterRLA$94,400$250
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$212,738$19,250
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$252,294$58,856
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,066$48,083
    Roger F. WickerRMS$89,666$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$262,714$127,380

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$170,099$36,500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$286,112$44,300
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$207,752$28,733
    John BarrassoRWY$63,000$17,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$683,646$174,750
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$98,358$38,550
    Roy BluntRMO$480,346$169,600
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$264,512$31,050
    John BoozmanRAR$214,505$34,500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,750$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$221,863$76,800
    Richard BurrRNC$286,316$109,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$210,668$103,052
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$195,950$12,700
    Ben CardinDMD$49,927$32,350
    Tom CarperDDE$75,075$14,219
    Bob CaseyDPA$149,496$72,700
    Bill CassidyRLA$439,280$72,226
    Daniel CoatsRIN$23,850$9,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$260,453$75,750
    Susan M. CollinsRME$146,099$30,347
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$82,523$19,750
    Bob CorkerRTN$212,170$11,250
    John CornynRTX$393,650$43,700
    Tom CottonRAR$342,455$14,850
    Mike CrapoRID$60,250$30,800
    Ted CruzRTX$367,305$22,765
    Steve DainesRMT$319,346$10,500
    Joe DonnellyDIN$187,116$53,350
    Dick DurbinDIL$184,343$66,700
    Mike EnziRWY$64,733$34,850
    Joni ErnstRIA$160,368$17,750
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$138,309$83,934
    Deb FischerRNE$184,376$73,750
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$229,788$29,064
    Al FrankenDMN$195,028$66,983
    Cory GardnerRCO$478,772$86,898
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$224,361$63,550
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$209,129$12,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$146,741$193,491
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$180,016$90,768
    Martin HeinrichDNM$332,918$92,700
    Heidi HeitkampDND$73,545$54,300
    Dean HellerRNV$232,156$59,995
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$71,776$29,475
    John HoevenRND$124,253$71,750
    Jim InhofeROK$95,400$7,400
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$331,024$49,300
    Ron JohnsonRWI$463,231$17,770
    Tim KaineDVA$381,813$55,575
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$69,642$48,500
    Mark KirkRIL$162,351$66,900
    Amy KlobucharDMN$206,565$58,500
    James LankfordROK$297,325$7,000
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$77,268$21,700
    Mike LeeRUT$219,650$3,950
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$151,850$18,750
    Ed MarkeyDMA$429,911$130,163
    John McCainRAZ$144,400$27,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$121,770$57,125
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$608,300$81,600
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$163,527$32,650
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$171,505$50,775
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,250$16,311
    Jerry MoranRKS$200,100$80,300
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$200,646$51,168
    Chris MurphyDCT$179,896$26,150
    Patty MurrayDWA$208,461$81,926
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$163,832$31,650
    Rand PaulRKY$115,206$8,250
    David PerdueRGA$293,550$32,450
    Gary C. PetersDMI$618,532$70,333
    Rob PortmanROH$469,877$80,610
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,400$4,500
    Harry ReidDNV$50,900$67,092
    Jim RischRID$38,500$3,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$389,557$132,117
    Mike RoundsRSD$199,100$36,800
    Marco RubioRFL$387,346$23,000
    Bernie SandersIVT$70,697$5,150
    Ben SasseRNE$176,918$49,329
    Brian SchatzDHI$379,789$69,600
    Chuck SchumerDNY$313,729$158,550
    Tim ScottRSC$350,496$33,350
    Jeff SessionsRAL$23,600$10,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$308,713$50,633
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$53,450$3,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$455,818$144,300
    Dan SullivanRAK$206,300$21,127
    Jon TesterDMT$329,701$56,450
    John ThuneRSD$206,598$111,500
    Thom TillisRNC$247,925$40,500
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$373,906$58,090
    Tom UdallDNM$251,844$36,850
    David VitterRLA$94,400$250
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$212,738$19,250
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$252,294$58,856
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,066$48,083
    Roger F. WickerRMS$89,666$1,000
    Ron WydenDOR$262,714$127,380

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
    Petroleum refining & marketing$2,933,438
    Oil & Gas$2,654,433
    Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,272,462
    Milk & dairy producers$1,496,441
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)$1,091,408
    Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,010,590
    Poultry & eggs$811,863
    Meat processing & products$696,801
    Food catering & food services$386,621
    Fishing$343,590
    Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$319,005
    Pleasure boats$224,274
    Human Rights$45,000
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,350

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Petroleum refining & marketing$2,933,438
    Alternate energy production & services$2,063,952
    Biotech products & research$1,849,495
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$127,450
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