S.J.Res. 28 - A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture Relating to Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes.

Agriculture and food. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on May 25, 2016 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 25, 2016.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 55 voted NO: 43
2 voted present/not voting

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A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture Relating to Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes.

S.J.Res. 28 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes. (by CRS)
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Title
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes.
Other Titles
  • A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes.
Sponsor
John McCain
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Agriculture and food
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Fishes
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Seafood
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Major Actions
Introduced12/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate5/25/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 285/24/2016This motion PASSED the Senate
57 voted YES 40 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 285/25/2016This bill PASSED the Senate
55 voted YES 43 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced12/10/2015
12/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
12/10/2015Introduced in Senate
5/23/2016Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c).
Put on a legislative calendar5/23/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 479.
5/24/2016Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
5/24/2016Measure laid before Senate by motion.
select this voteVote5/24/2016On the Motion to Proceed S.J.Res. 28
5/25/2016Considered by Senate.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage5/25/2016On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 28
5/26/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
5/26/2016Received in the House.
5/26/2016Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

58% more
$161,624
$422
$4,182
$16,913
$4,166
$8,127
YES$195,435
$89,915
$469
$3,716
$18,616
$2,656
$8,458
NO$123,830

opposed this bill

$9
$109
$2,942
YES$3,061
116% more
$6
$84
$6,517
NO$6,606
21 Organizations Supported and 7 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture Relating to Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes.: On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 28

21 organizations supported this bill

Americans for Tax Reform
Undersigned organizations (2016, June 23). CEI Joins 9 Organizations Supporting Nullification of Wasteful Catfish Inspection Rule. Retrieved June 27, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Campaign for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Center for Individual Freedom
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, June 23). CEI Joins 9 Organizations Supporting Nullification of Wasteful Catfish Inspection Rule. Retrieved June 27, 2016, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Food Marketing Institute
Hatcher, Jennifer, French, David & Safavian, Jennifer (2016, May 23). Trade Groups Support Repeal of Catfish Inspection. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Politico.
FreedomWorks
Baker, Ashley Nicole (2016, May 30). Senate Blocks USDA Inspections with Congressional Review Act. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from FreedomWorks.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action for America (2016, May 24). “YES” ON CRA TO BLOCK THE CATFISH PROGRAM (S.J. RES. 28). Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Heritage Action for America.
Heritage Foundation
Posey, Justin (2016, May 24). Senate Ponders Reeling In Catfish Inspection Program. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Heritage Foundation.
Independent Women's Forum
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Independent Women's Voice
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Institute for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2016, June 6). Letter to House Leadership on Following Senate Action re: Duplicative Regulation. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
Less Government
Undersigned organizations (2016, June 6). Letter to House Leadership on Following Senate Action re: Duplicative Regulation. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
National Fisheries Institute
Smith, Jason (2016, May 26). NFI hopeful as catfish inspection repeal bill passes Senate. Retrieved May 27, 2016, from Undercurrent News.
National Retail Federation
Hatcher, Jennifer, French, David & Safavian, Jeneifer (2016, May 23). Trade Groups Support Repeal of Catfish Inspection. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Politico.
National Taxpayers Union
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Hatcher, Jennifer, French, David & Safavian, Jeneifer (2016, May 23). Trade Groups Support Repeal of Catfish Inspection. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from Politico.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 26). Coalition letter on the USDA catfish inspection program. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from R Street Institute.

7 organizations opposed this bill

Alabama Farmers Federation
Helms, Jeff (2016, May 26). U.S. SENATE VOTE HURTS CATFISH FARMERS, CONSUMERS. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Alabama Farmers Federation.
Catfish Farmers of America
Tomson, Bill (2016, May 25). Senate votes to scuttle USDA's catfish inspection. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Agri-Pulse.
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 24). Safe Food Coalition Catfish Inspection Program Letter. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Consumer Federation of America.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 24). Safe Food Coalition Catfish Inspection Program Letter. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Consumer Federation of America.
Consumers Union
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 24). Safe Food Coalition Catfish Inspection Program Letter. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Consumer Federation of America.
National Consumers League
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 24). Safe Food Coalition Catfish Inspection Program Letter. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Consumer Federation of America.
STOP Foodborne Illness
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 24). Safe Food Coalition Catfish Inspection Program Letter. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from Consumer Federation of America.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, 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
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$71,127$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$422,301$5,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,000$4,250No
John BarrassoRWY$47,400$0No
Michael F. BennetDCO$23,080$6,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$4,200$500Yes
Roy BluntRMO$235,184$13,750No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$55,600$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$45,012$5,000No
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0No
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,369$11,750No
Richard BurrRNC$194,549$1,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$62,250$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$146,924$5,000No
Ben CardinDMD$16,400$0No
Tom CarperDDE$15,560$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$50,250$5,250Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$322,473$10,000No
Daniel CoatsRIN$8,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$50,303$28,500No
Susan M. CollinsRME$52,650$500No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$13,625$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$63,440$0Yes
John CornynRTX$113,455$5,000Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,271,197$5,000No
Mike CrapoRID$65,493$5,000Yes
Ted CruzRTX$1,892,197$15Not Voting
Steve DainesRMT$256,675$7,500Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$9,750$8,000No
Dick DurbinDIL$55,250$9,250No
Mike EnziRWY$50,950$1,000Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$207,060$5,000Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,150$18,734Yes
Deb FischerRNE$207,371$13,500No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,378,999$5,000Yes
Al FrankenDMN$14,250$1,500Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$430,107$10,000Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$39,715$1,000No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$98,838$0No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$185,579$4,500Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$62,500$1,000Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$7,750$3,000Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$22,750$10,750No
Dean HellerRNV$166,537$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$0No
John HoevenRND$31,150$9,000No
Jim InhofeROK$55,274$250No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$101,645$2,850Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$835,789$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$14,850$1,000Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,750$500Yes
Mark KirkRIL$259,975$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$42,750$14,000Yes
James LankfordROK$165,590$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,500$0No
Mike LeeRUT$732,484$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$23,500$1,000No
Ed MarkeyDMA$21,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$196,920$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$9,250$3,500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$390,206$15,500No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,150$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,050$0No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$0No
Jerry MoranRKS$39,700$12,750No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$106,418$5,000No
Chris MurphyDCT$5,450$500No
Patty MurrayDWA$86,250$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,000$7,000Yes
Rand PaulRKY$478,032$1,250No
David PerdueRGA$263,728$5,000No
Gary C. PetersDMI$20,100$2,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$326,336$1,000No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$29,250$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$17,500$0Yes
Jim RischRID$64,587$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,567$28,317No
Mike RoundsRSD$98,006$5,000No
Marco RubioRFL$927,130$10,500Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$500$0Not Voting
Ben SasseRNE$699,801$1,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$23,800$0No
Chuck SchumerDNY$83,750$3,000Yes
Tim ScottRSC$345,861$0No
Jeff SessionsRAL$12,500$10,000No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,950$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$24,000$0No
Debbie StabenowDMI$31,200$47,750No
Dan SullivanRAK$630,672$10,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,750$9,000No
John ThuneRSD$208,078$6,500No
Thom TillisRNC$244,083$6,000Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,375,912$18,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$17,950$1,000Yes
David VitterRLA$5,000$0No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$22,900$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$24,287$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$23,250$0No
Ron WydenDOR$52,400$1,000Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$71,127$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$422,301$5,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,000$4,250No
John BarrassoRWY$47,400$0No
Michael F. BennetDCO$23,080$6,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$4,200$500Yes
Roy BluntRMO$235,184$13,750No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$55,600$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$45,012$5,000No
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0No
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,369$11,750No
Richard BurrRNC$194,549$1,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$62,250$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$146,924$5,000No
Ben CardinDMD$16,400$0No
Tom CarperDDE$15,560$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$50,250$5,250Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$322,473$10,000No
Daniel CoatsRIN$8,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$50,303$28,500No
Susan M. CollinsRME$52,650$500No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$13,625$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$63,440$0Yes
John CornynRTX$113,455$5,000Yes
Tom CottonRAR$1,271,197$5,000No
Mike CrapoRID$65,493$5,000Yes
Ted CruzRTX$1,892,197$15Not Voting
Steve DainesRMT$256,675$7,500Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$9,750$8,000No
Dick DurbinDIL$55,250$9,250No
Mike EnziRWY$50,950$1,000Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$207,060$5,000Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,150$18,734Yes
Deb FischerRNE$207,371$13,500No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,378,999$5,000Yes
Al FrankenDMN$14,250$1,500Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$430,107$10,000Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$39,715$1,000No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$98,838$0No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$185,579$4,500Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$62,500$1,000Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$7,750$3,000Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$22,750$10,750No
Dean HellerRNV$166,537$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$0No
John HoevenRND$31,150$9,000No
Jim InhofeROK$55,274$250No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$101,645$2,850Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$835,789$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$14,850$1,000Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,750$500Yes
Mark KirkRIL$259,975$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$42,750$14,000Yes
James LankfordROK$165,590$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,500$0No
Mike LeeRUT$732,484$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$23,500$1,000No
Ed MarkeyDMA$21,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$196,920$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$9,250$3,500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$390,206$15,500No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,150$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,050$0No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,000$0No
Jerry MoranRKS$39,700$12,750No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$106,418$5,000No
Chris MurphyDCT$5,450$500No
Patty MurrayDWA$86,250$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,000$7,000Yes
Rand PaulRKY$478,032$1,250No
David PerdueRGA$263,728$5,000No
Gary C. PetersDMI$20,100$2,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$326,336$1,000No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$29,250$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$17,500$0Yes
Jim RischRID$64,587$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,567$28,317No
Mike RoundsRSD$98,006$5,000No
Marco RubioRFL$927,130$10,500Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$500$0Not Voting
Ben SasseRNE$699,801$1,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$23,800$0No
Chuck SchumerDNY$83,750$3,000Yes
Tim ScottRSC$345,861$0No
Jeff SessionsRAL$12,500$10,000No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,950$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$24,000$0No
Debbie StabenowDMI$31,200$47,750No
Dan SullivanRAK$630,672$10,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,750$9,000No
John ThuneRSD$208,078$6,500No
Thom TillisRNC$244,083$6,000Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,375,912$18,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$17,950$1,000Yes
David VitterRLA$5,000$0No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$22,900$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$24,287$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$23,250$0No
Ron WydenDOR$52,400$1,000Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Food stores$1,740,226
Retail trade$815,174
Small business associations$392,318
Fishing$343,590
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
Fisheries & wildlife$9,600
Consumer groups$750
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