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
Related Bills
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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $12,050 Against $69,332
  2. January - February 2011 For $54,200 Against $270,380
  3. March - April 2011 For $108,850 Against $612,532
  4. May - June 2011 For $128,303 Against $640,744
  5. July - August 2011 For $75,663 Against $280,484
  6. September - October 2011 For $109,468 Against $737,631
  7. November - December 2011 For $118,700 Against $658,809
  8. January - February 2012 For $69,350 Against $422,935
  9. March - April 2012 For $116,800 Against $928,494
  10. May - June 2012 For $185,725 Against $1,228,674
  11. July - August 2012 For $107,913 Against $811,616
  12. September - October 2012 For $240,070 Against $2,066,681
  13. November - December 2012 For $37,650 Against $298,499
  14. January - February 2013 For $64,850 Against $216,600
  15. March - April 2013 For $100,000 Against $811,152
  16. May - June 2013 For $92,550 Against $882,583
  17. July - August 2013 For $64,433 Against $348,639
  18. September - October 2013 For $121,750 Against $655,654
  19. November - December 2013 For $124,847 Against $1,030,993
  20. January - February 2014 For $46,250 Against $635,304
  21. March - April 2014 For $205,379 Against $1,550,761
  22. May - June 2014 For $324,162 Against $1,583,218
  23. July - August 2014 For $154,297 Against $1,159,627
  24. September - October 2014 For $217,235 Against $3,648,602
  25. November - December 2014 For $58,780 Against $453,419
  26. January - February 2015 For $56,555 Against $334,383
  27. March - April 2015 For $134,166 Against $1,209,058
  28. May - June 2015 For $243,000 Against $1,212,955
  29. July - August 2015 For $96,868 Against $411,760
  30. September - October 2015 For $203,255 Against $768,219
  31. November - December 2015 For $165,118 Against $704,317
  32. January - February 2016 For $76,569 Against $472,771
  33. March - April 2016 For $227,311 Against $1,114,564
  34. May - June 2016 For $265,050 Against $1,573,947
  35. July - August 2016 For $111,817 Against $1,557,394
  36. September - October 2016 For $174,841 Against $2,160,499
  37. November - December 2016 For $26,316 Against $185,303

Votes

    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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    Legislator Filters
    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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