S. 517 - Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act

Environmental protection. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act

S. 517 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.
Other Titles
  • Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act
  • Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act
  • Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act
Sponsor
Deb Fischer
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Motor fuels
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Major Actions
Introduced3/02/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/02/2017
3/02/2017Introduced in Senate
3/02/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
6/14/2017Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-71.
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25 Organizations Support and 12 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act

25 organizations support this bill

Advanced Biofuels Business Council
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Aemetis
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter. Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
American Coalition for Ethanol
Jennings, Brian (2017, March 8). ACE THANKS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR RVP WAIVER EXTENSION LEGISLATION. Retrieved March 8, 2017, from American Coalition for Ethanol.
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation (2017, March 9). AFBF Supports the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved March 9, 2017, from American Farm Bureau Federation.
Biocom
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter. Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
California Life Sciences Association
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter. Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Deleware BioScience Organization
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter. Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Edeniq
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Enerkem
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Growth Energy
Growth Energy (2017, March 2). NEW LEGISLATION WOULD EXTEND RVP WAIVER, BOOST CONSUMER FUEL CHOICES DURING SUMMER DRIVING SEASON. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from Growth Energy.
ICM Inc.
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Iowa Biotechnology Association
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Sprits
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Mascoma
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
National Corn Growers Association
National Corn Growers Association (2017, March 4). NCGA PRAISES BILL TO BOOST CONSUMER FUEL CHOICE. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from National Corn Growers Association.
Novozymes
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Pacific Ethanol
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Phytonix
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Poet Ethanol Products
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Renewable Fuels Association
Renewable Fuels Association (2017, March 3). RFA Applauds Legislation to Provide Year-Round Consumer Access to Higher Ethanol Blends. Retrieved March 8, 2017, from Renewable Fuels Association.
Renmatix
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Royal DSM
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
South Dakota Biotech Association
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Sweetwater Energy
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
White Dog Labs
Undersigned Organizations (2017, June 12). Advanced Biofuel RVP EPW letter . Retrieved June 16, 2017, from Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

12 organizations oppose this bill

ActionAid USA
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Thompson, Chet (2017, June 14). New Ethanol Bill Corrodes Consumer Choice. Retrieved June 14, 2017, from Morning Consult.
American Motorcyclist Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
American Petroleum Institute
American Petroleum Institute (2017, June 13). Sentate E15 Legislation Does Not Benefit Consumers or Fix Broken RFS System. Retrieved June 14, 2017, from American Petroleum Institute.
American Sportfishing Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Clean Air Task Force
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
National Council of Chain Restaurants
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (2017, June 15). NMMA, Industry Allies Represented During Senate Committee Hearing on E15 Expansion. Retrieved June 15, 2017, from National Marine Manufacturers Association.
National Wildlife Federation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
R Street Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Taxpayers for Common Sense
undersigned organizations (2017, July 21). TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

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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$32,500$127,249
Tammy BaldwinDWI$24,483$189,502
John BarrassoRWY$17,500$135,800
Michael F. BennetDCO$157,450$565,346
Richard BlumenthalDCT$38,050$87,512
Roy BluntRMO$161,350$470,682
Cory A. BookerDNJ$31,050$181,812
John BoozmanRAR$29,500$106,537
Sherrod BrownDOH$69,300$161,471
Richard BurrRNC$113,400$342,065
Maria CantwellDWA$103,052$167,384
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$10,100$292,575
Ben CardinDMD$27,350$43,275
Tom CarperDDE$14,219$42,130
Bob CaseyDPA$62,750$100,854
Bill CassidyRLA$59,651$811,153
William Thad CochranRMS$52,750$149,055
Susan M. CollinsRME$24,647$120,449
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,750$66,273
Bob CorkerRTN$8,000$142,771
John CornynRTX$43,514$504,055
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$33,201$557,909
Tom CottonRAR$9,850$1,601,484
Mike CrapoRID$25,800$110,906
Ted CruzRTX$20,250$2,283,202
Steve DainesRMT$4,000$560,432
Joe DonnellyDIN$52,850$92,775
Tammy DuckworthDIL$71,523$352,437
Dick DurbinDIL$57,450$148,493
Mike EnziRWY$33,850$100,233
Joni ErnstRIA$17,750$298,261
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$65,200$69,259
Deb FischerRNE$64,000$294,587
Jeff FlakeRAZ$24,064$1,524,049
Al FrankenDMN$65,483$160,328
Cory GardnerRCO$74,298$814,902
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$62,550$116,597
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,400$180,967
Chuck GrassleyRIA$196,960$195,045
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$31,825$145,605
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$27,850$133,233
Orrin G. HatchRUT$86,868$226,783
Martin HeinrichDNM$52,300$357,347
Heidi HeitkampDND$43,550$51,745
Dean HellerRNV$59,995$370,658
Mazie K. HironoDHI$29,475$65,276
John HoevenRND$62,750$96,795
Jim InhofeROK$7,150$179,924
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,300$203,969
Ron JohnsonRWI$18,770$1,105,960
Tim KaineDVA$52,075$357,463
John KennedyRLA$0$116,396
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$48,000$61,592
Amy KlobucharDMN$47,000$67,031
James LankfordROK$7,500$482,315
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$21,700$48,218
Mike LeeRUT$3,950$968,484
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,750$134,850
Ed MarkeyDMA$130,163$417,631
John McCainRAZ$27,700$294,620
Claire McCaskillDMO$51,125$71,520
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$79,900$765,856
Bob MenéndezDNJ$32,650$116,027
Jeff MerkleyDOR$51,275$159,005
Jerry MoranRKS$86,550$145,775
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,668$184,146
Chris MurphyDCT$25,650$162,446
Patty MurrayDWA$81,926$135,811
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$29,150$130,832
Rand PaulRKY$7,250$568,998
David PerdueRGA$24,850$417,278
Gary C. PetersDMI$68,833$557,082
Rob PortmanROH$83,185$629,798
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,500$26,900
Jim RischRID$3,500$96,087
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,797$284,167
Mike RoundsRSD$31,800$199,181
Marco RubioRFL$18,500$1,214,826
Bernie SandersIVT$5,150$58,897
Ben SasseRNE$54,329$793,701
Brian SchatzDHI$69,600$362,338
Chuck SchumerDNY$155,550$237,629
Tim ScottRSC$33,350$614,607
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,633$261,563
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,000$39,400
Debbie StabenowDMI$105,368$147,779
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$8,527$803,023
Jon TesterDMT$44,950$328,217
John ThuneRSD$106,500$297,208
Thom TillisRNC$39,800$452,359
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$34,190$1,565,938
Tom UdallDNM$32,250$226,494
Chris Van HollenDMD$42,000$236,166
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,250$129,788
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$57,356$234,052
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$48,083$156,732
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$87,233
Ron WydenDOR$124,880$231,764
Todd YoungRIN$13,750$422,199

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$32,500$127,249
Tammy BaldwinDWI$24,483$189,502
John BarrassoRWY$17,500$135,800
Michael F. BennetDCO$157,450$565,346
Richard BlumenthalDCT$38,050$87,512
Roy BluntRMO$161,350$470,682
Cory A. BookerDNJ$31,050$181,812
John BoozmanRAR$29,500$106,537
Sherrod BrownDOH$69,300$161,471
Richard BurrRNC$113,400$342,065
Maria CantwellDWA$103,052$167,384
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$10,100$292,575
Ben CardinDMD$27,350$43,275
Tom CarperDDE$14,219$42,130
Bob CaseyDPA$62,750$100,854
Bill CassidyRLA$59,651$811,153
William Thad CochranRMS$52,750$149,055
Susan M. CollinsRME$24,647$120,449
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$19,750$66,273
Bob CorkerRTN$8,000$142,771
John CornynRTX$43,514$504,055
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$33,201$557,909
Tom CottonRAR$9,850$1,601,484
Mike CrapoRID$25,800$110,906
Ted CruzRTX$20,250$2,283,202
Steve DainesRMT$4,000$560,432
Joe DonnellyDIN$52,850$92,775
Tammy DuckworthDIL$71,523$352,437
Dick DurbinDIL$57,450$148,493
Mike EnziRWY$33,850$100,233
Joni ErnstRIA$17,750$298,261
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$65,200$69,259
Deb FischerRNE$64,000$294,587
Jeff FlakeRAZ$24,064$1,524,049
Al FrankenDMN$65,483$160,328
Cory GardnerRCO$74,298$814,902
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$62,550$116,597
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,400$180,967
Chuck GrassleyRIA$196,960$195,045
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$31,825$145,605
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$27,850$133,233
Orrin G. HatchRUT$86,868$226,783
Martin HeinrichDNM$52,300$357,347
Heidi HeitkampDND$43,550$51,745
Dean HellerRNV$59,995$370,658
Mazie K. HironoDHI$29,475$65,276
John HoevenRND$62,750$96,795
Jim InhofeROK$7,150$179,924
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,300$203,969
Ron JohnsonRWI$18,770$1,105,960
Tim KaineDVA$52,075$357,463
John KennedyRLA$0$116,396
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$48,000$61,592
Amy KlobucharDMN$47,000$67,031
James LankfordROK$7,500$482,315
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$21,700$48,218
Mike LeeRUT$3,950$968,484
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$17,750$134,850
Ed MarkeyDMA$130,163$417,631
John McCainRAZ$27,700$294,620
Claire McCaskillDMO$51,125$71,520
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$79,900$765,856
Bob MenéndezDNJ$32,650$116,027
Jeff MerkleyDOR$51,275$159,005
Jerry MoranRKS$86,550$145,775
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,668$184,146
Chris MurphyDCT$25,650$162,446
Patty MurrayDWA$81,926$135,811
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$29,150$130,832
Rand PaulRKY$7,250$568,998
David PerdueRGA$24,850$417,278
Gary C. PetersDMI$68,833$557,082
Rob PortmanROH$83,185$629,798
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,500$26,900
Jim RischRID$3,500$96,087
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$132,797$284,167
Mike RoundsRSD$31,800$199,181
Marco RubioRFL$18,500$1,214,826
Bernie SandersIVT$5,150$58,897
Ben SasseRNE$54,329$793,701
Brian SchatzDHI$69,600$362,338
Chuck SchumerDNY$155,550$237,629
Tim ScottRSC$33,350$614,607
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$50,633$261,563
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,000$39,400
Debbie StabenowDMI$105,368$147,779
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$8,527$803,023
Jon TesterDMT$44,950$328,217
John ThuneRSD$106,500$297,208
Thom TillisRNC$39,800$452,359
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$34,190$1,565,938
Tom UdallDNM$32,250$226,494
Chris Van HollenDMD$42,000$236,166
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,250$129,788
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$57,356$234,052
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$48,083$156,732
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$87,233
Ron WydenDOR$124,880$231,764
Todd YoungRIN$13,750$422,199

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Alternate energy production & services$2,049,383
Biotech products & research$1,875,610
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$625,000
Farm bureaus$170,148

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Environmental policy$6,497,094
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,521,121
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,968,574
Oil & Gas$2,659,025
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,010,860
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$312,205
Pleasure boats$214,274
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$126,950
Hunting & wildlife$70,612
Human Rights$66,650
Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
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