Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 115th Congress.

S. 2421 - FARM Act

Environmental protection. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

FARM Act

S. 2421 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms.
Other Titles
  • Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act
  • Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act
  • FARM Act
  • FARM Act
  • FARM Act
Sponsor
Deb Fischer
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Air quality
  • Aquaculture
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Livestock
  • Pollution liability
  • Solid waste and recycling
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/13/2018
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/13/2018
2/13/2018Introduced in Senate
2/13/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
3/08/2018Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-237.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$2,320,653
$440,191
$1,494,116
$811,013
$5,065,973
26% more
$10,650
$6,381,256
$6,391,906
6 Organizations Support and 4 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
FARM Act

6 organizations support this bill

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (2018, February 13). Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Strong Bipartisan Bill in U.S. Senate to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites. Retrieved February 20, 2018, from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
National Chicken Council
National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and United Egg Producers (2018, February 14). Poultry Groups Praise Significant Breakthrough Restoring CERCLA Exemptions. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from National Chicken Council.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
NCFC (2018, February 14). NCFC Praises Introduction of the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from NCFC.
National Milk Producers Federation
NMPF (2018, February 13). NMPF Endorses New Legislation to Prevent Dairy Farms from Facing Air Emissions Reporting Requirement. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from NMPF.
National Pork Producers Council
NPPC (2018, February 13). Bill Would Exempt Farms from Reporting Emissions. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from NPPC.
National Turkey Federation
Office of Senator Heitkamp (2018, February 14). Heitkamp Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Farmers from Burdensome Emissions Reporting Requirement. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from Office of Senator Heitkamp.

4 organizations oppose this bill

Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity (2018, March 7). Senate Committee to Consider Bill Exempting Factory Farms From Hazardous Waste Reporting. Retrieved March 7, 2018, from Center for Biological Diversity.
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety (2018, February 23). CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW: NO LOOPHOLES FOR FACTORY FARMS!. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from Center for Food Safety.
Earthjustice
Earthjustice (2018, March 15). TELL YOUR SENATORS: PROTECT RURAL COMMUNITIES, NOT FACTORY FARMS. Retrieved March 19, 2018, from Earthjustice.
Waterkeeper Alliance
Liebmann, Larissa (2018, March 5). Tell Congress: No free pass for CAFOs | Dive Into Democracy. Retrieved March 5, 2018, from Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$16,600$19,100
Tammy BaldwinDWI$12,750$160,766
John BarrassoRWY$22,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$130,393$474,313
Richard BlumenthalDCT$7,200$66,979
Roy BluntRMO$128,225$5,700
Cory A. BookerDNJ$8,000$124,712
John BoozmanRAR$95,655$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,850$118,721
Richard BurrRNC$68,800$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$100$134,802
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$44,000$4,500
Ben CardinDMD$1,000$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$13,200$6,500
Bob CaseyDPA$24,750$28,004
Bill CassidyRLA$62,650$37,300
William Thad CochranRMS$176,600$14,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$14,250$37,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$11,000$21,400
Bob CorkerRTN$24,300$0
John CornynRTX$192,850$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$14,841$523,338
Tom CottonRAR$71,671$2,600
Mike CrapoRID$47,750$0
Ted CruzRTX$199,885$1,250
Steve DainesRMT$242,675$1,000
Joe DonnellyDIN$53,341$31,596
Tammy DuckworthDIL$14,450$312,943
Dick DurbinDIL$22,750$58,261
Mike EnziRWY$43,800$0
Joni ErnstRIA$55,730$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$72,784$16,350
Deb FischerRNE$124,600$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$56,027$0
Cory GardnerRCO$220,005$750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$21,000$46,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$29,800$39,663
Chuck GrassleyRIA$69,750$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$20,523$66,733
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$13,400$95,469
Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,000$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$31,583$273,819
Heidi HeitkampDND$43,325$2,000
Dean HellerRNV$52,405$6,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$2,500$38,426
John HoevenRND$37,725$0
Jim InhofeROK$47,550$500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$80,950$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$106,940$0
Doug JonesDAL$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$16,833$303,413
John KennedyRLA$11,200$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$43,570
Amy KlobucharDMN$92,650$15,150
James LankfordROK$66,700$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$29,150$34,518
Mike LeeRUT$17,150$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$16,750$3,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,000$382,981
John McCainRAZ$21,450$2,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,700$8,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$164,650$3,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$23,100$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$19,650$147,805
Jerry MoranRKS$92,475$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,100$12,550
Chris MurphyDCT$500$123,496
Patty MurrayDWA$15,000$101,278
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$24,574$68,882
Rand PaulRKY$27,466$0
David PerdueRGA$76,750$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$25,900$457,339
Rob PortmanROH$46,350$26,310
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$15,700
Jim RischRID$26,700$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$173,617$0
Mike RoundsRSD$78,500$0
Marco RubioRFL$84,445$11,513
Bernie SandersIVT$12,700$52,647
Ben SasseRNE$60,350$0
Brian SchatzDHI$32,100$286,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$41,250$123,179
Tim ScottRSC$54,800$3,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$15,700$218,813
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,250$0
Tina SmithDMN$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$228,405$33,475
Dan SullivanRAK$24,900$0
Jon TesterDMT$86,868$269,985
John ThuneRSD$71,084$9,925
Thom TillisRNC$60,700$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,790$0
Tom UdallDNM$76,650$171,894
Chris Van HollenDMD$1,000$153,752
Mark R. WarnerDVA$10,250$51,238
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$6,550$184,496
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$126,560
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,750$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$43,600$133,478
Todd YoungRIN$44,983$250

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$16,600$19,100
Tammy BaldwinDWI$12,750$160,766
John BarrassoRWY$22,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$130,393$474,313
Richard BlumenthalDCT$7,200$66,979
Roy BluntRMO$128,225$5,700
Cory A. BookerDNJ$8,000$124,712
John BoozmanRAR$95,655$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$20,850$118,721
Richard BurrRNC$68,800$8,000
Maria CantwellDWA$100$134,802
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$44,000$4,500
Ben CardinDMD$1,000$8,025
Tom CarperDDE$13,200$6,500
Bob CaseyDPA$24,750$28,004
Bill CassidyRLA$62,650$37,300
William Thad CochranRMS$176,600$14,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$14,250$37,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$11,000$21,400
Bob CorkerRTN$24,300$0
John CornynRTX$192,850$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$14,841$523,338
Tom CottonRAR$71,671$2,600
Mike CrapoRID$47,750$0
Ted CruzRTX$199,885$1,250
Steve DainesRMT$242,675$1,000
Joe DonnellyDIN$53,341$31,596
Tammy DuckworthDIL$14,450$312,943
Dick DurbinDIL$22,750$58,261
Mike EnziRWY$43,800$0
Joni ErnstRIA$55,730$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$72,784$16,350
Deb FischerRNE$124,600$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$56,027$0
Cory GardnerRCO$220,005$750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$21,000$46,100
Lindsey GrahamRSC$29,800$39,663
Chuck GrassleyRIA$69,750$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$20,523$66,733
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$13,400$95,469
Orrin G. HatchRUT$24,000$1,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$31,583$273,819
Heidi HeitkampDND$43,325$2,000
Dean HellerRNV$52,405$6,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$2,500$38,426
John HoevenRND$37,725$0
Jim InhofeROK$47,550$500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$80,950$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$106,940$0
Doug JonesDAL$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$16,833$303,413
John KennedyRLA$11,200$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$43,570
Amy KlobucharDMN$92,650$15,150
James LankfordROK$66,700$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$29,150$34,518
Mike LeeRUT$17,150$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$16,750$3,500
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,000$382,981
John McCainRAZ$21,450$2,700
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,700$8,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$164,650$3,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$23,100$14,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$19,650$147,805
Jerry MoranRKS$92,475$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,100$12,550
Chris MurphyDCT$500$123,496
Patty MurrayDWA$15,000$101,278
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$24,574$68,882
Rand PaulRKY$27,466$0
David PerdueRGA$76,750$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$25,900$457,339
Rob PortmanROH$46,350$26,310
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$15,700
Jim RischRID$26,700$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$173,617$0
Mike RoundsRSD$78,500$0
Marco RubioRFL$84,445$11,513
Bernie SandersIVT$12,700$52,647
Ben SasseRNE$60,350$0
Brian SchatzDHI$32,100$286,989
Chuck SchumerDNY$41,250$123,179
Tim ScottRSC$54,800$3,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$15,700$218,813
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,250$0
Tina SmithDMN$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$228,405$33,475
Dan SullivanRAK$24,900$0
Jon TesterDMT$86,868$269,985
John ThuneRSD$71,084$9,925
Thom TillisRNC$60,700$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,790$0
Tom UdallDNM$76,650$171,894
Chris Van HollenDMD$1,000$153,752
Mark R. WarnerDVA$10,250$51,238
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$6,550$184,496
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$126,560
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,750$5,500
Ron WydenDOR$43,600$133,478
Todd YoungRIN$44,983$250

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Livestock$2,320,653
Milk & dairy producers$1,494,116
Poultry & eggs$811,013
Farm organizations & cooperatives$440,191

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$6,381,256
Consumer groups$10,650
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