S. 632 - STRONG Patents Act of 2015

Commerce. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

STRONG Patents Act of 2015

S. 632 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy.
Other Titles
  • STRONG Patents Act of 2015
  • Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth Patents Act of 2015
  • STRONG Patents Act of 2015
Sponsor
Christopher A. Coons
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal preemption
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Government trust funds
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/03/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/03/2015
3/03/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3/03/2015Introduced in Senate
3/19/2015Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
2/25/2016Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-603.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $86,800 Against $238,795
  2. January - February 2011 For $223,387 Against $641,912
  3. March - April 2011 For $563,600 Against $1,431,668
  4. May - June 2011 For $653,832 Against $1,649,608
  5. July - August 2011 For $315,574 Against $816,149
  6. September - October 2011 For $751,454 Against $1,472,030
  7. November - December 2011 For $707,916 Against $1,380,976
  8. January - February 2012 For $448,732 Against $902,274
  9. March - April 2012 For $820,827 Against $1,909,435
  10. May - June 2012 For $941,236 Against $1,917,951
  11. July - August 2012 For $730,222 Against $1,665,397
  12. September - October 2012 For $1,577,351 Against $3,441,036
  13. November - December 2012 For $203,911 Against $525,825
  14. January - February 2013 For $182,256 Against $562,597
  15. March - April 2013 For $594,052 Against $1,523,909
  16. May - June 2013 For $645,172 Against $1,877,711
  17. July - August 2013 For $387,391 Against $900,030
  18. September - October 2013 For $564,120 Against $1,520,672
  19. November - December 2013 For $541,433 Against $1,605,606
  20. January - February 2014 For $277,801 Against $1,008,915
  21. March - April 2014 For $699,575 Against $2,419,587
  22. May - June 2014 For $882,198 Against $2,507,005
  23. July - August 2014 For $479,717 Against $1,823,708
  24. September - October 2014 For $1,049,260 Against $4,543,112
  25. November - December 2014 For $202,598 Against $877,158
  26. January - February 2015 For $198,417 Against $693,059
  27. March - April 2015 For $698,405 Against $2,139,596
  28. May - June 2015 For $628,130 Against $2,106,637
  29. July - August 2015 For $236,756 Against $758,718
  30. September - October 2015 For $573,416 Against $1,504,532
  31. November - December 2015 For $546,910 Against $1,295,170
  32. January - February 2016 For $214,673 Against $1,019,277
  33. March - April 2016 For $646,643 Against $1,840,301
  34. May - June 2016 For $834,539 Against $2,665,374
  35. July - August 2016 For $505,800 Against $2,077,410
  36. September - October 2016 For $609,050 Against $2,775,466
  37. November - December 2016 For $25,880 Against $136,530

Votes

    9 Organizations Supported and 44 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    STRONG Patents Act of 2015

    9 organizations supported this bill

    Association of American Universities
    Association of American Universities (2015, March 2). AAU Expresses Support For Strong Patents Act Of 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from Association of American Universities.
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (2015, March 3). APLU Statement on Introduction of STRONG Patents Act of 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
    Biocom
    Biocom (2015, April 9). Legislation of Interest. Retrieved April 9, 2015, from Biocom.
    Biotechnology Industry Organization
    Biotechnology Industry Organization (2015, March 3). BIO Statement of Support for the Introduction of the STRONG Patents Act of 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from BIO.
    Innovation Alliance
    Innovation Alliance (2015, March 3). Innovation Alliance Supports STRONG Patent Act. Retrieved March 17, 2015, from Innovation Alliance.
    InterDigital
    InterDigital (2015, March 3). InterDigital Applauds Senator Coons' Strong Patents Act, Introduced Today. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from InterDigital.
    Medical Device Manufacturers Association
    Medical Device Manufacturers Association (2015, March 3). MDMA Statement on Introduction of the "STRONG Patents Act". Retrieved March 4, 2015, from Medical Device Manufacturers Association.
    National Small Business Association
    Schmidt, Robert M. (2015, March 19). Testimony of Robert N. Schmidt at a Hearing on S. 632. Retrieved March 27, 2015, from Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
    National Venture Capital Association
    National Venture Capital Association (2015, March 3). NVCA Announces Support for STRONG Patents Act of 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from National Venture Capital Association.

    44 organizations opposed this bill

    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Amazon.com
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    American Association of Advertising Agencies
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    American Hotel & Lodging Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Application Developers Alliance
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Cisco Systems
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Computer & Communications Industry Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Dell
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Kamdar, Adi (2015, March 4). The STRONG Patents Act Is a Prime Example of Weak Reform. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    Electronic Transactions Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Engine
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Food Marketing Institute
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Google
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Internet Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Intuit
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    JCPenney
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Latino Coalition
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Listrak
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Macy's
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Association of Home Builders
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Association of Realtors
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Council of Chain Restaurants
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Grocers Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Restaurant Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    National Retail Federation
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    NetApp
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Newspaper Association of America
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Oracle
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    R Street Institute
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Rackspace
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Red Hat
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Sabre
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Salesforce.com
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Samsung
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    SAS Institute
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Software & Information Industry Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    U.S. Travel Association
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    United for Patent Reform Coalition
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Verizon Communications
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.
    Vizio
    United for Patent Reform (2015, March 16). United for Patent Reform Letter on Sen. Coons' STRONG Patents Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from United for Patent Reform.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th 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 Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$181,928$349,549
    Kelly AyotteRNH$271,769$1,107,317
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$375,301$304,009
    John BarrassoRWY$118,500$213,950
    Michael F. BennetDCO$664,307$708,819
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$206,322$382,933
    Roy BluntRMO$204,355$1,013,551
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$527,424$1,123,701
    John BoozmanRAR$39,290$283,957
    Barbara BoxerDCA$6,250$32,785
    Sherrod BrownDOH$672,921$612,998
    Richard BurrRNC$302,821$637,358
    Maria CantwellDWA$244,501$407,229
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$71,782$436,124
    Ben CardinDMD$142,705$341,097
    Tom CarperDDE$51,866$242,206
    Bob CaseyDPA$396,857$441,785
    Bill CassidyRLA$172,458$828,318
    Daniel CoatsRIN$48,950$61,900
    William Thad CochranRMS$71,550$254,753
    Susan M. CollinsRME$91,510$320,450
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$133,050$223,325
    Bob CorkerRTN$137,946$416,468
    John CornynRTX$216,225$768,466
    Tom CottonRAR$123,550$1,724,571
    Mike CrapoRID$63,210$236,933
    Ted CruzRTX$207,036$2,541,080
    Steve DainesRMT$89,675$678,457
    Joe DonnellyDIN$263,645$190,964
    Dick DurbinDIL$201,701$435,380
    Mike EnziRWY$107,550$194,650
    Joni ErnstRIA$16,454$373,517
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$187,012$335,288
    Deb FischerRNE$45,864$416,074
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,814$1,844,629
    Al FrankenDMN$337,455$583,322
    Cory GardnerRCO$183,695$975,445
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$266,852$877,227
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$136,566$505,120
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$128,127$521,379
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$478,299$707,797
    Martin HeinrichDNM$169,474$244,248
    Heidi HeitkampDND$94,261$181,077
    Dean HellerRNV$99,142$686,858
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$97,650$277,597
    John HoevenRND$29,600$162,090
    Jim InhofeROK$24,000$216,250
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$156,675$593,180
    Ron JohnsonRWI$183,454$1,395,956
    Tim KaineDVA$651,245$882,857
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$97,633$125,376
    Mark KirkRIL$165,520$535,178
    Amy KlobucharDMN$280,749$513,647
    James LankfordROK$81,850$517,735
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$57,832$283,035
    Mike LeeRUT$148,650$1,117,984
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$57,116$246,316
    Ed MarkeyDMA$512,080$708,599
    John McCainRAZ$210,550$762,948
    Claire McCaskillDMO$454,336$672,737
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$422,947$1,491,699
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$169,664$744,357
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$169,094$267,054
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$45,561$20,600
    Jerry MoranRKS$48,500$337,579
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,893$270,325
    Chris MurphyDCT$313,728$388,838
    Patty MurrayDWA$367,052$632,520
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$189,609$450,286
    Rand PaulRKY$98,679$802,507
    David PerdueRGA$151,682$671,652
    Gary C. PetersDMI$360,028$435,078
    Rob PortmanROH$443,398$1,241,129
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,313$172,898
    Harry ReidDNV$76,216$204,300
    Jim RischRID$32,250$131,237
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$105,099$393,791
    Mike RoundsRSD$42,850$318,406
    Marco RubioRFL$229,835$1,749,056
    Bernie SandersIVT$63,398$80,519
    Ben SasseRNE$113,589$845,521
    Brian SchatzDHI$111,900$493,685
    Chuck SchumerDNY$536,689$1,312,968
    Tim ScottRSC$172,250$955,976
    Jeff SessionsRAL$11,050$84,700
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$250,609$441,346
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$16,700$129,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$203,719$323,852
    Dan SullivanRAK$132,878$840,913
    Jon TesterDMT$238,111$345,464
    John ThuneRSD$92,989$625,456
    Thom TillisRNC$140,849$731,652
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$390,104$2,078,351
    Tom UdallDNM$171,308$277,814
    David VitterRLA$8,380$70,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$355,736$942,219
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,407,294$1,018,672
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$188,804$232,705
    Roger F. WickerRMS$32,800$210,233
    Ron WydenDOR$413,569$630,929

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$181,928$349,549
    Kelly AyotteRNH$271,769$1,107,317
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$375,301$304,009
    John BarrassoRWY$118,500$213,950
    Michael F. BennetDCO$664,307$708,819
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$206,322$382,933
    Roy BluntRMO$204,355$1,013,551
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$527,424$1,123,701
    John BoozmanRAR$39,290$283,957
    Barbara BoxerDCA$6,250$32,785
    Sherrod BrownDOH$672,921$612,998
    Richard BurrRNC$302,821$637,358
    Maria CantwellDWA$244,501$407,229
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$71,782$436,124
    Ben CardinDMD$142,705$341,097
    Tom CarperDDE$51,866$242,206
    Bob CaseyDPA$396,857$441,785
    Bill CassidyRLA$172,458$828,318
    Daniel CoatsRIN$48,950$61,900
    William Thad CochranRMS$71,550$254,753
    Susan M. CollinsRME$91,510$320,450
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$133,050$223,325
    Bob CorkerRTN$137,946$416,468
    John CornynRTX$216,225$768,466
    Tom CottonRAR$123,550$1,724,571
    Mike CrapoRID$63,210$236,933
    Ted CruzRTX$207,036$2,541,080
    Steve DainesRMT$89,675$678,457
    Joe DonnellyDIN$263,645$190,964
    Dick DurbinDIL$201,701$435,380
    Mike EnziRWY$107,550$194,650
    Joni ErnstRIA$16,454$373,517
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$187,012$335,288
    Deb FischerRNE$45,864$416,074
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$95,814$1,844,629
    Al FrankenDMN$337,455$583,322
    Cory GardnerRCO$183,695$975,445
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$266,852$877,227
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$136,566$505,120
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$128,127$521,379
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$478,299$707,797
    Martin HeinrichDNM$169,474$244,248
    Heidi HeitkampDND$94,261$181,077
    Dean HellerRNV$99,142$686,858
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$97,650$277,597
    John HoevenRND$29,600$162,090
    Jim InhofeROK$24,000$216,250
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$156,675$593,180
    Ron JohnsonRWI$183,454$1,395,956
    Tim KaineDVA$651,245$882,857
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$97,633$125,376
    Mark KirkRIL$165,520$535,178
    Amy KlobucharDMN$280,749$513,647
    James LankfordROK$81,850$517,735
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$57,832$283,035
    Mike LeeRUT$148,650$1,117,984
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$57,116$246,316
    Ed MarkeyDMA$512,080$708,599
    John McCainRAZ$210,550$762,948
    Claire McCaskillDMO$454,336$672,737
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$422,947$1,491,699
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$169,664$744,357
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$169,094$267,054
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$45,561$20,600
    Jerry MoranRKS$48,500$337,579
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,893$270,325
    Chris MurphyDCT$313,728$388,838
    Patty MurrayDWA$367,052$632,520
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$189,609$450,286
    Rand PaulRKY$98,679$802,507
    David PerdueRGA$151,682$671,652
    Gary C. PetersDMI$360,028$435,078
    Rob PortmanROH$443,398$1,241,129
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$26,313$172,898
    Harry ReidDNV$76,216$204,300
    Jim RischRID$32,250$131,237
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$105,099$393,791
    Mike RoundsRSD$42,850$318,406
    Marco RubioRFL$229,835$1,749,056
    Bernie SandersIVT$63,398$80,519
    Ben SasseRNE$113,589$845,521
    Brian SchatzDHI$111,900$493,685
    Chuck SchumerDNY$536,689$1,312,968
    Tim ScottRSC$172,250$955,976
    Jeff SessionsRAL$11,050$84,700
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$250,609$441,346
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$16,700$129,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$203,719$323,852
    Dan SullivanRAK$132,878$840,913
    Jon TesterDMT$238,111$345,464
    John ThuneRSD$92,989$625,456
    Thom TillisRNC$140,849$731,652
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$390,104$2,078,351
    Tom UdallDNM$171,308$277,814
    David VitterRLA$8,380$70,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$355,736$942,219
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,407,294$1,018,672
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$188,804$232,705
    Roger F. WickerRMS$32,800$210,233
    Ron WydenDOR$413,569$630,929

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Schools & colleges$9,075,327
    Venture capital$4,972,255
    Medical Devices & Supplies$3,959,639
    Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
    Biotech products & research$1,849,495
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
    Small business associations$392,318

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
    Real estate agents$5,692,892
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,874,297
    Computer software$4,556,122
    Hotels & motels$3,225,273
    Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
    Residential construction$2,287,322
    Advertising & public relations services$2,137,309
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
    Search Engine/Email Services$1,853,916
    Food stores$1,740,226
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
    Data processing & computer services$1,421,778
    Auto dealers, foreign imports$1,368,439
    Auto manufacturers$1,351,111
    Cell/wireless service providers$1,172,188
    Computer manufacture & services$903,616
    Retail trade$815,174
    Vendors$732,416
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Internet & Online Services$579,662
    Lodging & tourism$506,618
    Marketing research services$340,293
    Hosting/Cloud Services$37,000
    Consumer groups$750
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