Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 111th Congress.

S. 1152 - Healthy Families Act

Labor and employment. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Healthy Families Act

S. 1152 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
Other Titles
  • Healthy Families Act
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Employee leave
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Government liability
  • Sex offenses
  • State and local government operations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/21/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/21/2009
5/21/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5874)
5/21/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.4 times as much
$332,300
$17,500
$11,165,183
$1,018,400
$580,898
$1,136,425
$352,960
$5,133,422
$332,847
$64,124,653
$400,650
$864,896
$478,900
$1,071,268
$3,963,155
$1,896,225
$2,027,369
$901,615
$486,280
$132,583
$473,850
$324,950
$8,750
$97,225,079
$2,082,232
$1,934,517
$267,875
$727,271
$246,045
$213,253
$1,688,657
$2,252,198
$289,989
$4,425,321
$3,813,520
$852,377
$1,022,190
$263,612
$602,341
$1,343,555
$6,318,316
$116,196
$222,314
$28,681,779
33 Organizations Supported and 19 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Healthy Families Act

33 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
AIDS Institute
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
American Association of University Women
(n.d.). AAUW Action Alert. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
American Federation of Government Employees
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
American Federation of Teachers
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
business and professional womens foundation
(2009, June 11). BPW Hearing Testimony. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Center for American Progress
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Center for Community Change
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Center for Law and Social Policy
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Communications Workers of America
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Families USA
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Human Rights Campaign
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Laborers' International Union of North America
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Matria Healthcare
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Ms. Foundation for Women
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Association of School Nurses
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Association of Social Workers
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Education Association
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Organization for Women
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Partnership for Women & Families
(2009, June 11). NPWF Hearing Testimony. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Urban League
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Office and Professional Employees International Union
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Service Employees International Union
(2009, May 28). SEIU blog. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Unitarian Universalist Association
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
(2008, February 7). HFA Support. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .

19 organizations opposed this bill

American Foundry Society
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
American Hotel & Lodging Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Associated Builders and Contractors
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Associated General Contractors of America
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Independent Electrical Contractors
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
International Foodservice Distributors Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
International Franchise Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Association of Home Builders
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Newspaper Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Restaurant Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Retail Federation
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Roofing Contractors Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
National Small Business Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Printing Industries of America
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Retail Industry Leaders Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Society for Human Resource Management
(2009, June 11). SHRM Hearing Testimony. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
Textile Rental Services Association
(2009, February 24). Opposition - Coalition Letter. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(2009, June 11). Chamber of Commerce Testimony. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$375,665$79,053
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$439,200$324,215
John BarrassoRWY$74,107$91,579
Max BaucusDMT$978,685$345,294
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,087,517$183,858
Mark BegichDAK$687,009$153,869
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,600,199$462,563
Bob BennettRUT$162,400$158,201
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$594,524$111,531
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$80,700$48,550
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,870,558$651,778
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,037,974$268,497
Sam BrownbackRKS$21,940$13,300
Jim BunningRKY$37,200$31,850
Richard BurrRNC$520,929$537,501
Roland BurrisDIL$7,500$4,750
Robert ByrdDWV$540,910$135,265
Maria CantwellDWA$1,363,578$429,848
Ben CardinDMD$1,503,686$231,520
Tom CarperDDE$400,296$218,820
Bob CaseyDPA$4,561,527$484,461
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$650,026$643,071
Tom CoburnROK$92,990$90,885
William Thad CochranRMS$232,414$91,650
Susan M. CollinsRME$542,834$505,802
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$644,535$143,625
Bob CorkerRTN$746,835$816,036
John CornynRTX$1,334,757$737,324
Mike CrapoRID$176,440$110,025
Jim DeMintRSC$339,463$298,815
Chris DoddDCT$935,046$314,150
Byron DorganDND$394,823$104,910
Dick DurbinDIL$1,910,542$377,225
John EnsignRNV$205,712$242,198
Mike EnziRWY$64,501$121,450
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,469,053$298,933
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$832,141$262,858
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,471,935$741,544
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,081,311$312,856
Chuck GrassleyRIA$308,873$291,400
Judd GreggRNH$10,750$9,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,637,569$158,671
Tom HarkinDIA$920,792$180,060
Orrin G. HatchRUT$492,219$340,873
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$554,184$289,391
Jim InhofeROK$182,789$156,764
Dan InouyeDHI$452,560$187,250
Johnny IsaksonRGA$455,482$448,798
Mike JohannsRNE$179,899$185,024
Tim JohnsonDSD$525,454$93,950
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,053,994$182,750
John F. KerryDMA$772,224$168,124
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,436,340$457,696
Herb KohlDWI$8,253$0
Jon KylRAZ$790,893$760,666
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,738,480$339,192
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$921,077$265,875
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$722,209$107,885
Carl LevinDMI$952,801$160,261
Joe LiebermanICT$1,409,355$722,685
Blanche LincolnDAR$848,952$476,528
Dick LugarRIN$278,065$189,649
Mel MartinezRFL$250,297$83,000
John McCainRAZ$311,106$339,345
Claire McCaskillDMO$6,093,601$315,246
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$918,733$779,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,284,588$681,101
Jeff MerkleyDOR$969,790$214,156
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$540,032$137,174
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$234,047$195,118
Patty MurrayDWA$1,711,423$347,694
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$648,007$333,836
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,813,881$540,736
Mark L. PryorDAR$740,189$209,695
John "Jack" ReedDRI$535,352$135,600
Harry ReidDNV$3,298,643$769,400
Jim RischRID$63,850$110,317
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,453$273,702
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$884,200$175,450
Bernie SandersIVT$574,643$82,770
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,067,367$653,070
Jeff SessionsRAL$352,230$209,400
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,977,172$211,079
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$331,650$201,616
Olympia J. SnoweRME$261,932$154,913
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,940,068$336,401
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,195,692$269,053
Jon TesterDMT$865,177$175,365
John ThuneRSD$265,858$402,268
Mark UdallDCO$1,753,340$386,979
Tom UdallDNM$1,271,414$321,485
David VitterRLA$484,118$400,760
George VoinovichROH$162,390$146,720
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,893,236$615,800
Jim WebbDVA$1,171,247$261,947
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,298,787$267,260
Roger F. WickerRMS$476,823$393,450
Ron WydenDOR$646,067$197,771

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$375,665$79,053
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$439,200$324,215
John BarrassoRWY$74,107$91,579
Max BaucusDMT$978,685$345,294
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,087,517$183,858
Mark BegichDAK$687,009$153,869
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,600,199$462,563
Bob BennettRUT$162,400$158,201
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$594,524$111,531
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$80,700$48,550
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,870,558$651,778
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,037,974$268,497
Sam BrownbackRKS$21,940$13,300
Jim BunningRKY$37,200$31,850
Richard BurrRNC$520,929$537,501
Roland BurrisDIL$7,500$4,750
Robert ByrdDWV$540,910$135,265
Maria CantwellDWA$1,363,578$429,848
Ben CardinDMD$1,503,686$231,520
Tom CarperDDE$400,296$218,820
Bob CaseyDPA$4,561,527$484,461
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$650,026$643,071
Tom CoburnROK$92,990$90,885
William Thad CochranRMS$232,414$91,650
Susan M. CollinsRME$542,834$505,802
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$644,535$143,625
Bob CorkerRTN$746,835$816,036
John CornynRTX$1,334,757$737,324
Mike CrapoRID$176,440$110,025
Jim DeMintRSC$339,463$298,815
Chris DoddDCT$935,046$314,150
Byron DorganDND$394,823$104,910
Dick DurbinDIL$1,910,542$377,225
John EnsignRNV$205,712$242,198
Mike EnziRWY$64,501$121,450
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,469,053$298,933
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$832,141$262,858
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,471,935$741,544
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,081,311$312,856
Chuck GrassleyRIA$308,873$291,400
Judd GreggRNH$10,750$9,250
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,637,569$158,671
Tom HarkinDIA$920,792$180,060
Orrin G. HatchRUT$492,219$340,873
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$554,184$289,391
Jim InhofeROK$182,789$156,764
Dan InouyeDHI$452,560$187,250
Johnny IsaksonRGA$455,482$448,798
Mike JohannsRNE$179,899$185,024
Tim JohnsonDSD$525,454$93,950
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,053,994$182,750
John F. KerryDMA$772,224$168,124
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,436,340$457,696
Herb KohlDWI$8,253$0
Jon KylRAZ$790,893$760,666
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,738,480$339,192
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$921,077$265,875
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$722,209$107,885
Carl LevinDMI$952,801$160,261
Joe LiebermanICT$1,409,355$722,685
Blanche LincolnDAR$848,952$476,528
Dick LugarRIN$278,065$189,649
Mel MartinezRFL$250,297$83,000
John McCainRAZ$311,106$339,345
Claire McCaskillDMO$6,093,601$315,246
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$918,733$779,700
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,284,588$681,101
Jeff MerkleyDOR$969,790$214,156
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$540,032$137,174
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$234,047$195,118
Patty MurrayDWA$1,711,423$347,694
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$648,007$333,836
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,813,881$540,736
Mark L. PryorDAR$740,189$209,695
John "Jack" ReedDRI$535,352$135,600
Harry ReidDNV$3,298,643$769,400
Jim RischRID$63,850$110,317
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,453$273,702
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$884,200$175,450
Bernie SandersIVT$574,643$82,770
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,067,367$653,070
Jeff SessionsRAL$352,230$209,400
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,977,172$211,079
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$331,650$201,616
Olympia J. SnoweRME$261,932$154,913
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,940,068$336,401
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,195,692$269,053
Jon TesterDMT$865,177$175,365
John ThuneRSD$265,858$402,268
Mark UdallDCO$1,753,340$386,979
Tom UdallDNM$1,271,414$321,485
David VitterRLA$484,118$400,760
George VoinovichROH$162,390$146,720
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,893,236$615,800
Jim WebbDVA$1,171,247$261,947
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,298,787$267,260
Roger F. WickerRMS$476,823$393,450
Ron WydenDOR$646,067$197,771

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$64,124,653
Women's issues$11,165,183
Democratic/Liberal$5,133,422
Building trades unions$3,963,155
Non-profit foundations$2,027,369
Health care services$1,896,225
Teachers unions$1,136,425
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,071,268
Federal employees unions$1,018,400
Nurses$901,615
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$864,896
State & local govt employee unions$580,898
Welfare & Social Work$486,280
Teamsters union$478,900
Commercial service unions$473,850
Communications & hi-tech unions$400,650
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$352,960
Health & welfare policy$332,847
Labor Unions$332,300
Automotive Manufacturing union$324,950
Other unions$132,583
AIDS treatment & testing$17,500
Retail trade unions$8,750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Business services$6,318,316
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,425,321
Restaurants & drinking establishments$3,813,520
Residential construction$2,252,198
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,082,232
Hotels & motels$1,934,517
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,688,657
Services$1,343,555
Special trade contractors$1,022,190
Retail trade$852,377
Electrical contractors$727,271
Commercial printing & typesetting$602,341
Manufacturing$289,989
Builders associations$267,875
Small business associations$263,612
Food catering & food services$246,045
Chambers of commerce$222,314
General business associations$213,253
Laundries & dry cleaners$116,196
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