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S. 1782 - Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

Law. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

S. 1782 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration.
Other Titles
  • Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007
Sponsor
Russell Feingold
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Business
  • Civil rights
  • Consumer complaints
  • Consumers
  • Contracts
  • Franchises (Retail trade)
  • Labor
  • Labor disputes
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/12/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/12/2007
7/12/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S9144)
7/12/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/12/2007Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 110-396.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$27,660
$9,010,271
$6,850
$1,248,506
$10,842,768
$423,889
$746,282
$22,306,226
3.5 times as much
$20,346,993
$20,872,668
$12,036,976
$2,683,282
$613,774
$2,945,095
$1,231,649
$817,856
$1,864,890
$93,519
$914,240
$1,169,395
$5,470,089
$245,735
$2,809,029
$991,384
$2,288,368
$314,238
$77,709,180
37 Organizations Supported and 25 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

37 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Justice
(n.d.). Protect Consumers from Abusive Binding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses!. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Association for Justice
(n.d.). Protect Consumers from Abusive Binding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses!. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Association of People with Disabilities
(n.d.). Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Americans for Democratic Action
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Americans for Fairness in Lending
(n.d.). S.1782 and H.R.3010 (Identical Bills) Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Asian American Justice Center
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Center for Responsible Lending
(n.d.). Protect Consumers from Abusive Binding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses!. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumer Action
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumer Federation of America
(n.d.). Protect Consumers from Abusive Binding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses!. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumers Union
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
DC Vote
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Demos
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Japanese American Citizens League
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
Legal Momentum
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
(n.d.). NACA Supports the Arbitration Fairness Act. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Consumer Law Center
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Contract Poultry Growers Association
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Council of La Raza
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Employment Lawyers Association
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Fair Housing Alliance
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Partnership for Women & Families
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Urban League
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Women's Law Center
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
National Workrights Institute
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
North American Securities Administrators Association
(n.d.). NASAA Testimony Regarding S. 1782, the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Organization for Competitive Markets
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
Public Citizen
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
Rural Advancement Foundation International
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. PIRG
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.
Women Employed
undersigned organizations (2007, December 11). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from Public Citizen.

25 organizations opposed this bill

American Arbitration Association
(n.d.). Testimony of Richard Naimark before the Subcommittee on the Constitution. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Bankers Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Financial Services Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
American General Financial Services
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Health Care Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Insurance Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
AT&T
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Business Roundtable
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Comcast
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
CTIA - The Wireless Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Financial Services Roundtable
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Foley & Lardner
(n.d.). Federal Legislation Would Invalidate Arbitration Clauses in Franchise, Consumer, and Employment Agreements. Retrieved n.d., from .
International Franchise Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Jackson Lewis Llc
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
MillerCoors
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Home Builders
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Retail Federation
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
North American Meat Institute
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Retail Industry Leaders Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Rockwell Automation
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
T-Mobile
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .
Verizon Communications
(n.d.). Letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$96,490$160,708
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$49,950$769,841
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$51,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$180,974
Max BaucusDMT$83,093$1,359,576
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$175,522$1,133,487
Bob BennettRUT$33,000$699,170
Joe BidenDDE$660,620$475,550
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,200$331,172
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,449$904,803
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,236,364$457,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$234,641$450,641
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,250$213,952
Jim BunningRKY$16,700$624,941
Richard BurrRNC$67,223$1,118,574
Robert ByrdDWV$54,550$244,870
Maria CantwellDWA$613,035$817,921
Ben CardinDMD$249,943$734,370
Tom CarperDDE$27,299$883,007
Bob CaseyDPA$782,092$783,989
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,150$1,293,222
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,175,506$3,587,146
Tom CoburnROK$0$284,543
William Thad CochranRMS$18,100$225,150
Norm ColemanRMN$56,269$2,077,473
Susan M. CollinsRME$101,654$791,917
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$199,546$658,557
Bob CorkerRTN$107,110$1,397,292
John CornynRTX$26,975$1,581,362
Larry CraigRID$0$57,533
Mike CrapoRID$31,800$570,537
Jim DeMintRSC$35,500$1,153,597
Chris DoddDCT$50,200$2,036,005
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$58,242$988,584
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,250$216,456
Byron DorganDND$61,462$517,798
Dick DurbinDIL$494,090$987,586
John EnsignRNV$4,000$579,949
Mike EnziRWY$0$385,225
Russ FeingoldDWI$194,818$235,495
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$151,598$604,889
Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,222$679,472
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,750$804,233
Judd GreggRNH$6,000$549,631
Chuck HagelRNE$0$224,463
Tom HarkinDIA$97,830$671,327
Orrin G. HatchRUT$81,415$779,284
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,850$794,740
Jim InhofeROK$7,600$422,637
Dan InouyeDHI$39,765$286,225
Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,142$780,792
Tim JohnsonDSD$55,278$872,034
Ted KennedyDMA$341,225$605,294
John F. KerryDMA$133,674$309,472
Amy KlobucharDMN$959,904$482,597
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$7,900$1,374,583
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$239,307$843,550
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$113,650$806,484
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$133,082$345,983
Carl LevinDMI$113,021$334,465
Joe LiebermanICT$108,800$2,217,934
Blanche LincolnDAR$160,706$678,523
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,080$338,814
Dick LugarRIN$75,612$433,298
Mel MartinezRFL$142,400$1,353,722
John McCainRAZ$0$353,450
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,121,634$450,529
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$93,250$1,978,846
Bob MenéndezDNJ$159,287$1,231,932
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$361,800$416,655
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,735$468,172
Patty MurrayDWA$687,640$764,385
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,850$1,080,679
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$614,053$1,069,368
Barack ObamaDIL$425,192$1,294,927
Mark L. PryorDAR$235,850$714,623
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,450$742,195
Harry ReidDNV$399,832$1,257,163
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,000$701,740
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$87,298$544,638
Ken SalazarDCO$798,210$1,025,477
Bernie SandersIVT$51,200$63,260
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,050$1,449,303
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,000$508,528
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$151,700$1,396,439
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,066,511
Olympia J. SnoweRME$85,372$383,794
Arlen SpecterDPA$235,000$2,010,151
Debbie StabenowDMI$926,203$685,470
Ted StevensRAK$8,000$564,453
John SununuRNH$1,500$1,513,219
Jon TesterDMT$60,100$256,869
John ThuneRSD$15,850$1,196,986
David VitterRLA$24,535$758,892
George VoinovichROH$3,000$791,563
John WarnerRVA$0$12,300
Jim WebbDVA$204,582$329,490
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$316,549$524,900
Ron WydenDOR$61,000$481,895

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$96,490$160,708
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$49,950$769,841
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$51,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$180,974
Max BaucusDMT$83,093$1,359,576
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$175,522$1,133,487
Bob BennettRUT$33,000$699,170
Joe BidenDDE$660,620$475,550
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,200$331,172
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,449$904,803
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,236,364$457,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$234,641$450,641
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,250$213,952
Jim BunningRKY$16,700$624,941
Richard BurrRNC$67,223$1,118,574
Robert ByrdDWV$54,550$244,870
Maria CantwellDWA$613,035$817,921
Ben CardinDMD$249,943$734,370
Tom CarperDDE$27,299$883,007
Bob CaseyDPA$782,092$783,989
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,150$1,293,222
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,175,506$3,587,146
Tom CoburnROK$0$284,543
William Thad CochranRMS$18,100$225,150
Norm ColemanRMN$56,269$2,077,473
Susan M. CollinsRME$101,654$791,917
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$199,546$658,557
Bob CorkerRTN$107,110$1,397,292
John CornynRTX$26,975$1,581,362
Larry CraigRID$0$57,533
Mike CrapoRID$31,800$570,537
Jim DeMintRSC$35,500$1,153,597
Chris DoddDCT$50,200$2,036,005
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$58,242$988,584
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,250$216,456
Byron DorganDND$61,462$517,798
Dick DurbinDIL$494,090$987,586
John EnsignRNV$4,000$579,949
Mike EnziRWY$0$385,225
Russ FeingoldDWI$194,818$235,495
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$151,598$604,889
Lindsey GrahamRSC$406,222$679,472
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,750$804,233
Judd GreggRNH$6,000$549,631
Chuck HagelRNE$0$224,463
Tom HarkinDIA$97,830$671,327
Orrin G. HatchRUT$81,415$779,284
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,850$794,740
Jim InhofeROK$7,600$422,637
Dan InouyeDHI$39,765$286,225
Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,142$780,792
Tim JohnsonDSD$55,278$872,034
Ted KennedyDMA$341,225$605,294
John F. KerryDMA$133,674$309,472
Amy KlobucharDMN$959,904$482,597
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$7,900$1,374,583
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$239,307$843,550
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$113,650$806,484
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$133,082$345,983
Carl LevinDMI$113,021$334,465
Joe LiebermanICT$108,800$2,217,934
Blanche LincolnDAR$160,706$678,523
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,080$338,814
Dick LugarRIN$75,612$433,298
Mel MartinezRFL$142,400$1,353,722
John McCainRAZ$0$353,450
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,121,634$450,529
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$93,250$1,978,846
Bob MenéndezDNJ$159,287$1,231,932
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$361,800$416,655
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,735$468,172
Patty MurrayDWA$687,640$764,385
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,850$1,080,679
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$614,053$1,069,368
Barack ObamaDIL$425,192$1,294,927
Mark L. PryorDAR$235,850$714,623
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,450$742,195
Harry ReidDNV$399,832$1,257,163
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,000$701,740
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$87,298$544,638
Ken SalazarDCO$798,210$1,025,477
Bernie SandersIVT$51,200$63,260
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,050$1,449,303
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,000$508,528
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$151,700$1,396,439
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,066,511
Olympia J. SnoweRME$85,372$383,794
Arlen SpecterDPA$235,000$2,010,151
Debbie StabenowDMI$926,203$685,470
Ted StevensRAK$8,000$564,453
John SununuRNH$1,500$1,513,219
Jon TesterDMT$60,100$256,869
John ThuneRSD$15,850$1,196,986
David VitterRLA$24,535$758,892
George VoinovichROH$3,000$791,563
John WarnerRVA$0$12,300
Jim WebbDVA$204,582$329,490
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$316,549$524,900
Ron WydenDOR$61,000$481,895

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$65,429,773
Women's issues$10,842,768
Trial lawyers & law firms$9,010,271
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,248,506
Poultry & eggs$746,282
Health & welfare policy$423,889
Human Rights$27,660
Consumer groups$6,850

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$65,429,773
Security brokers & investment companies$20,872,668
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,346,993
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$12,036,976
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,470,089
Credit agencies & finance companies$2,945,095
Residential construction$2,809,029
Property & casualty insurance$2,683,282
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,288,368
Telecommunications$1,864,890
Health care institutions$1,231,649
Cell/wireless service providers$1,169,395
Retail trade$991,384
Beer$914,240
Meat processing & products$817,856
Manufacturing$613,774
Chambers of commerce$314,238
General business associations$245,735
Pro-business associations$93,519
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