S. 1504 - Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

supreme court, judiciary, law - Law. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large… More
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

S. 1504 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
supreme court, judiciary, law
Summary
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide that Federal courts shall not dismiss complaints under rule 12(b)(6) or (e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, except under the standards set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Conley v. Gibson, 355 U.S. 41 (1957).
Other Titles
  • Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009
Sponsor
Arlen Specter
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Judicial procedure and administration
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced7/22/2009
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/22/2009
    7/22/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7890-7891)
    7/22/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2005 For $26,830 Against $1,211,288
    2. March - April 2005 For $31,100 Against $3,991,733
    3. May - June 2005 For $58,500 Against $4,224,286
    4. July - August 2005 For $6,350 Against $1,639,208
    5. September - October 2005 For $40,200 Against $3,471,509
    6. November - December 2005 For $27,800 Against $3,721,350
    7. January - February 2006 For $11,100 Against $1,604,040
    8. March - April 2006 For $45,490 Against $4,600,629
    9. May - June 2006 For $61,996 Against $4,819,381
    10. July - August 2006 For $27,500 Against $3,311,813
    11. September - October 2006 For $200,909 Against $7,844,500
    12. November - December 2006 For $21,250 Against $2,343,944
    13. January - February 2007 For $7,300 Against $1,858,283
    14. March - April 2007 For $38,450 Against $4,316,780
    15. May - June 2007 For $56,900 Against $4,556,948
    16. July - August 2007 For $14,371 Against $1,916,740
    17. September - October 2007 For $40,530 Against $3,815,601
    18. November - December 2007 For $52,150 Against $3,987,994
    19. January - February 2008 For $20,400 Against $2,445,887
    20. March - April 2008 For $48,327 Against $4,239,482
    21. May - June 2008 For $59,671 Against $4,655,978
    22. July - August 2008 For $40,937 Against $2,623,442
    23. September - October 2008 For $136,827 Against $5,719,950
    24. November - December 2008 For $28,300 Against $1,443,426
    25. January - February 2009 For $12,450 Against $1,989,345
    26. March - April 2009 For $34,400 Against $4,205,181
    27. May - June 2009 For $35,450 Against $4,882,778
    28. July - August 2009 For $16,100 Against $2,279,258
    29. September - October 2009 For $34,100 Against $4,162,106
    30. November - December 2009 For $39,601 Against $3,323,592
    31. January - February 2010 For $17,412 Against $1,713,910
    32. March - April 2010 For $32,550 Against $4,373,546
    33. May - June 2010 For $33,250 Against $4,231,619
    34. July - August 2010 For $17,295 Against $2,145,431
    35. September - October 2010 For $42,673 Against $4,365,773
    36. November - December 2010 For $2,900 Against $1,100,997

    Votes

      1 Organization Supported and 47 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

      1 organization supported this bill

      National Senior Citizens Law Center
      Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel, National Senior Citizens Law Center (2009, December 2). Statement of the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from National Senior Citizen Law Center.

      47 organizations opposed this bill

      AEGON USA
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Allstate
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      American Council of Engineering Companies
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      American Insurance Association
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      American Tort Reform Association
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      ASFE: The Geoprofessional Business Association
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      AT&T
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Caterpillar
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Civil Justice Association of California
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      CNA Financial
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Construction Industry Round Table
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Deloitte
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Dow Chemical Company
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      DRI
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      East Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Eli Lilly
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      ExxonMobil
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Ford Motor Company
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      General Electric
      undersigned organizations (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Honeywell
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      illinois civil justice league
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      International Association of Defense Counsel
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Lawyers for Civil Justice
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Mississippians for Economic Progress
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      National Association of Manufacturers
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      National Federation of Independent Business
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance
      (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Oregon Liability Reform Coalition
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Pfizer
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Procter & Gamble
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Shell
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      State Farm Insurance
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      texas civil justice league
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      The Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Unitrin
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Verizon Communications
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      WellPoint
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
      Westfield Corporation
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved November 12, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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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$22,440$270,950
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$1,021,500
      John BarrassoRWY$0$371,616
      Max BaucusDMT$13,000$2,082,238
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$11,950$1,566,286
      Mark BegichDAK$13,250$607,647
      Michael F. BennetDCO$13,300$1,795,456
      Bob BennettRUT$5,000$672,222
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$645,407
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$174,666
      Barbara BoxerDCA$38,300$2,424,693
      Sherrod BrownDOH$27,772$1,762,011
      Sam BrownbackRKS$0$45,090
      Jim BunningRKY$0$180,866
      Richard BurrRNC$250$1,608,153
      Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
      Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$353,815
      Maria CantwellDWA$16,450$1,327,632
      Ben CardinDMD$35,450$1,571,325
      Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,040,204
      Bob CaseyDPA$91,100$4,252,616
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,745,307
      Tom CoburnROK$0$441,866
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$492,064
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$1,129,996
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$939,902
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,932,499
      John CornynRTX$3,000$2,754,965
      Mike CrapoRID$0$703,542
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$978,363
      Chris DoddDCT$34,350$1,954,077
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$631,223
      Dick DurbinDIL$17,750$2,220,017
      John EnsignRNV$0$846,823
      Mike EnziRWY$0$479,251
      Russ FeingoldDWI$23,698$1,029,742
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,221,353
      Al FrankenDMN$40,818$1,278,351
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$47,756$3,442,175
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,500$1,573,507
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$1,021,272
      Judd GreggRNH$0$60,950
      Kay R. HaganDNC$20,999$874,024
      Tom HarkinDIA$34,080$941,067
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$1,317,702
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$1,091,609
      Jim InhofeROK$0$595,145
      Dan InouyeDHI$9,000$654,810
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,335,319
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$638,984
      Tim JohnsonDSD$14,648$655,043
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      Ted KennedyDMA$15,400$1,007,317
      John F. KerryDMA$14,200$844,746
      Amy KlobucharDMN$48,163$1,482,703
      Herb KohlDWI$0$500
      Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,953,300
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,050$2,107,206
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$6,300$1,441,139
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$641,719
      Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,123,856
      Joe LiebermanICT$50,250$2,868,005
      Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,493,702
      Dick LugarRIN$12,750$516,265
      Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$535,247
      John McCainRAZ$17,500$780,456
      Claire McCaskillDMO$23,220$2,026,790
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$2,778,726
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$95,570$3,386,926
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$36,337$717,506
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,350$620,323
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$600,556
      Patty MurrayDWA$15,484$1,392,710
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$1,479,636
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,410,050
      Mark L. PryorDAR$8,500$1,096,050
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$747,122
      Harry ReidDNV$37,405$4,157,435
      Jim RischRID$0$285,549
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$758,282
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,110,124
      Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$127,319
      Chuck SchumerDNY$16,628$2,961,954
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$787,280
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$26,609$762,224
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$971,500
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,900$543,026
      Arlen SpecterDPA$68,370$2,630,521
      Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,735,780
      Jon TesterDMT$5,199$678,753
      John ThuneRSD$0$929,206
      Mark UdallDCO$44,334$1,543,494
      Tom UdallDNM$41,467$1,020,840
      David VitterRLA$0$1,216,454
      George VoinovichROH$0$505,005
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$49,550$2,437,471
      Jim WebbDVA$14,510$814,207
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,076,917
      Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$1,225,973
      Ron WydenDOR$2,000$1,046,017

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$22,440$270,950
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$1,021,500
      John BarrassoRWY$0$371,616
      Max BaucusDMT$13,000$2,082,238
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$11,950$1,566,286
      Mark BegichDAK$13,250$607,647
      Michael F. BennetDCO$13,300$1,795,456
      Bob BennettRUT$5,000$672,222
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$645,407
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$174,666
      Barbara BoxerDCA$38,300$2,424,693
      Sherrod BrownDOH$27,772$1,762,011
      Sam BrownbackRKS$0$45,090
      Jim BunningRKY$0$180,866
      Richard BurrRNC$250$1,608,153
      Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
      Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$353,815
      Maria CantwellDWA$16,450$1,327,632
      Ben CardinDMD$35,450$1,571,325
      Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,040,204
      Bob CaseyDPA$91,100$4,252,616
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,745,307
      Tom CoburnROK$0$441,866
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$492,064
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$1,129,996
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$939,902
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,932,499
      John CornynRTX$3,000$2,754,965
      Mike CrapoRID$0$703,542
      Jim DeMintRSC$0$978,363
      Chris DoddDCT$34,350$1,954,077
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$631,223
      Dick DurbinDIL$17,750$2,220,017
      John EnsignRNV$0$846,823
      Mike EnziRWY$0$479,251
      Russ FeingoldDWI$23,698$1,029,742
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,221,353
      Al FrankenDMN$40,818$1,278,351
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$47,756$3,442,175
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,500$1,573,507
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$1,021,272
      Judd GreggRNH$0$60,950
      Kay R. HaganDNC$20,999$874,024
      Tom HarkinDIA$34,080$941,067
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$1,317,702
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$1,091,609
      Jim InhofeROK$0$595,145
      Dan InouyeDHI$9,000$654,810
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,335,319
      Mike JohannsRNE$0$638,984
      Tim JohnsonDSD$14,648$655,043
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      Ted KennedyDMA$15,400$1,007,317
      John F. KerryDMA$14,200$844,746
      Amy KlobucharDMN$48,163$1,482,703
      Herb KohlDWI$0$500
      Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,953,300
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,050$2,107,206
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$6,300$1,441,139
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$641,719
      Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,123,856
      Joe LiebermanICT$50,250$2,868,005
      Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,493,702
      Dick LugarRIN$12,750$516,265
      Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$535,247
      John McCainRAZ$17,500$780,456
      Claire McCaskillDMO$23,220$2,026,790
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$2,778,726
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$95,570$3,386,926
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$36,337$717,506
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,350$620,323
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$600,556
      Patty MurrayDWA$15,484$1,392,710
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$1,479,636
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,410,050
      Mark L. PryorDAR$8,500$1,096,050
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$747,122
      Harry ReidDNV$37,405$4,157,435
      Jim RischRID$0$285,549
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$758,282
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,110,124
      Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$127,319
      Chuck SchumerDNY$16,628$2,961,954
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$787,280
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$26,609$762,224
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$971,500
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,900$543,026
      Arlen SpecterDPA$68,370$2,630,521
      Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,735,780
      Jon TesterDMT$5,199$678,753
      John ThuneRSD$0$929,206
      Mark UdallDCO$44,334$1,543,494
      Tom UdallDNM$41,467$1,020,840
      David VitterRLA$0$1,216,454
      George VoinovichROH$0$505,005
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$49,550$2,437,471
      Jim WebbDVA$14,510$814,207
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,076,917
      Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$1,225,973
      Ron WydenDOR$2,000$1,046,017

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,106,549
      Elderly issues/Social Security$314,820

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Attorneys & law firms$65,107,477
      Real Estate developers & subdividers$12,059,019
      Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,727,552
      Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,958,858
      Accountants$5,300,209
      Accident & health insurance$3,466,890
      Telephone utilities$3,078,012
      Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$2,982,991
      Chemicals$2,750,681
      HMOs$2,506,530
      Property & casualty insurance$2,355,836
      Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,100,782
      Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,074,897
      Auto manufacturers$945,929
      Toiletries & cosmetics$537,113
      Construction equipment$528,050
      Beverage bottling & distribution$358,716
      Manufacturing$293,839
      Small business associations$263,612
      Chambers of commerce$222,524
      General business associations$213,253
      Building materials$167,195
      Pro-business associations$85,613
      Construction & Public Works$52,150
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