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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…

$19,800
$7,682,154
$6,850
$1,208,793
$8,110,320
$515,981
$17,543,898
4.3 times as much
$18,837,455
$19,948,090
$11,129,546
$2,391,705
$313,104
$3,517,338
$1,150,437
$799,556
$1,551,577
$78,869
$939,924
$1,687,242
$5,515,413
$386,385
$2,728,324
$1,006,644
$2,550,768
$285,984
$74,818,361
38 Organizations Supported and 25 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

38 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
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Legal Momentum
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
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
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
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
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Council of La Raza
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Employment Lawyers Association
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Fair Housing Alliance
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Partnership for Women & Families
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Urban League
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Women's Law Center
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Workrights Institute
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
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
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
People Over Profits
(n.d.). Ban Mandatory Binding Arbitration. Retrieved n.d., from .
Public Citizen
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
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
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .
Women Employed
(n.d.). Letter in Support of the Arbitration Fairness Act, H.R. 3010 and S. 1782. Retrieved n.d., from .

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 .
American Meat Institute
(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 .
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$92,040$170,358
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$52,500$795,013
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$40,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$182,625
Max BaucusDMT$80,642$1,354,112
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$141,150$1,118,658
Bob BennettRUT$3,000$722,022
Joe BidenDDE$593,670$478,550
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,200$324,364
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$944,943
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,433,000$548,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$288,299$463,366
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,000$201,127
Jim BunningRKY$4,900$676,615
Richard BurrRNC$44,058$1,199,806
Robert ByrdDWV$32,500$208,770
Maria CantwellDWA$496,252$778,531
Ben CardinDMD$255,795$727,496
Tom CarperDDE$29,099$947,135
Bob CaseyDPA$768,963$691,565
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,950$1,233,997
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,918,426$3,348,591
Tom CoburnROK$0$367,670
William Thad CochranRMS$0$232,950
Norm ColemanRMN$36,719$1,906,883
Susan CollinsRME$105,629$768,152
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$180,865$654,157
Bob CorkerRTN$94,910$1,171,647
John CornynRTX$15,575$1,491,212
Larry CraigRID$0$56,183
Mike CrapoRID$23,000$583,987
Jim DeMintRSC$15,000$1,106,318
Chris DoddDCT$45,950$1,937,084
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$34,142$913,495
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$165,306
Byron DorganDND$54,962$519,748
Dick DurbinDIL$442,360$926,411
John EnsignRNV$4,500$620,641
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$401,441
Russ FeingoldDWI$200,243$199,840
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$130,799$619,735
Lindsey GrahamRSC$254,422$616,331
Chuck GrassleyRIA$35,750$694,518
Judd GreggRNH$0$529,531
Chuck HagelRNE$0$215,863
Tom HarkinDIA$76,180$658,353
Orrin HatchRUT$75,498$708,468
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$19,250$721,890
Jim InhofeROK$0$393,408
Dan InouyeDHI$66,001$372,649
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,800$778,576
Tim JohnsonDSD$66,577$874,178
Ted KennedyDMA$247,625$591,911
John KerryDMA$102,474$301,354
Amy KlobucharDMN$922,338$443,772
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$10,400$1,224,168
Mary LandrieuDLA$210,241$830,300
Frank LautenbergDNJ$107,850$786,759
Patrick LeahyDVT$113,332$314,152
Carl LevinDMI$104,421$316,075
Joe LiebermanICT$91,450$2,072,739
Blanche LincolnDAR$151,350$754,844
Chester Trent LottRMS$2,000$332,764
Dick LugarRIN$52,550$401,323
Mel MartinezRFL$119,650$1,319,085
John McCainRAZ$500$278,175
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,103,861$387,250
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$63,300$1,941,771
Bob MenéndezDNJ$141,602$1,183,382
Barbara MikulskiDMD$336,700$397,405
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$46,335$519,823
Patty MurrayDWA$946,207$758,504
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$83,750$1,061,738
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$528,538$1,018,169
Barack ObamaDIL$335,892$1,224,277
Mark PryorDAR$185,300$677,533
John "Jack" ReedDRI$60,614$719,298
Harry ReidDNV$334,832$1,298,275
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$656,791
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$72,348$517,938
Ken SalazarDCO$598,035$855,364
Bernie SandersIVT$56,450$48,035
Chuck SchumerDNY$151,250$1,378,553
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$486,505
Richard ShelbyRAL$119,200$1,470,189
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,007,374
Olympia SnoweRME$84,647$360,124
Arlen SpecterDPA$199,013$1,896,012
Debbie StabenowDMI$902,498$672,809
Ted StevensRAK$7,900$462,184
John SununuRNH$8,600$1,550,428
Jon TesterDMT$31,100$219,492
John ThuneRSD$6,350$1,031,621
David VitterRLA$23,585$728,611
George VoinovichROH$250$763,517
John WarnerRVA$0$16,950
Jim WebbDVA$175,321$262,982
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$302,864$461,989
Ron WydenDOR$72,000$448,628

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$92,040$170,358
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$52,500$795,013
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$40,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$182,625
Max BaucusDMT$80,642$1,354,112
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$141,150$1,118,658
Bob BennettRUT$3,000$722,022
Joe BidenDDE$593,670$478,550
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,200$324,364
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$944,943
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,433,000$548,950
Sherrod BrownDOH$288,299$463,366
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,000$201,127
Jim BunningRKY$4,900$676,615
Richard BurrRNC$44,058$1,199,806
Robert ByrdDWV$32,500$208,770
Maria CantwellDWA$496,252$778,531
Ben CardinDMD$255,795$727,496
Tom CarperDDE$29,099$947,135
Bob CaseyDPA$768,963$691,565
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,950$1,233,997
Hillary ClintonDNY$1,918,426$3,348,591
Tom CoburnROK$0$367,670
William Thad CochranRMS$0$232,950
Norm ColemanRMN$36,719$1,906,883
Susan CollinsRME$105,629$768,152
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$180,865$654,157
Bob CorkerRTN$94,910$1,171,647
John CornynRTX$15,575$1,491,212
Larry CraigRID$0$56,183
Mike CrapoRID$23,000$583,987
Jim DeMintRSC$15,000$1,106,318
Chris DoddDCT$45,950$1,937,084
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$34,142$913,495
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$165,306
Byron DorganDND$54,962$519,748
Dick DurbinDIL$442,360$926,411
John EnsignRNV$4,500$620,641
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$401,441
Russ FeingoldDWI$200,243$199,840
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$130,799$619,735
Lindsey GrahamRSC$254,422$616,331
Chuck GrassleyRIA$35,750$694,518
Judd GreggRNH$0$529,531
Chuck HagelRNE$0$215,863
Tom HarkinDIA$76,180$658,353
Orrin HatchRUT$75,498$708,468
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$19,250$721,890
Jim InhofeROK$0$393,408
Dan InouyeDHI$66,001$372,649
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,800$778,576
Tim JohnsonDSD$66,577$874,178
Ted KennedyDMA$247,625$591,911
John KerryDMA$102,474$301,354
Amy KlobucharDMN$922,338$443,772
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$10,400$1,224,168
Mary LandrieuDLA$210,241$830,300
Frank LautenbergDNJ$107,850$786,759
Patrick LeahyDVT$113,332$314,152
Carl LevinDMI$104,421$316,075
Joe LiebermanICT$91,450$2,072,739
Blanche LincolnDAR$151,350$754,844
Chester Trent LottRMS$2,000$332,764
Dick LugarRIN$52,550$401,323
Mel MartinezRFL$119,650$1,319,085
John McCainRAZ$500$278,175
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,103,861$387,250
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$63,300$1,941,771
Bob MenéndezDNJ$141,602$1,183,382
Barbara MikulskiDMD$336,700$397,405
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$46,335$519,823
Patty MurrayDWA$946,207$758,504
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$83,750$1,061,738
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$528,538$1,018,169
Barack ObamaDIL$335,892$1,224,277
Mark PryorDAR$185,300$677,533
John "Jack" ReedDRI$60,614$719,298
Harry ReidDNV$334,832$1,298,275
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$656,791
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$72,348$517,938
Ken SalazarDCO$598,035$855,364
Bernie SandersIVT$56,450$48,035
Chuck SchumerDNY$151,250$1,378,553
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$486,505
Richard ShelbyRAL$119,200$1,470,189
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,007,374
Olympia SnoweRME$84,647$360,124
Arlen SpecterDPA$199,013$1,896,012
Debbie StabenowDMI$902,498$672,809
Ted StevensRAK$7,900$462,184
John SununuRNH$8,600$1,550,428
Jon TesterDMT$31,100$219,492
John ThuneRSD$6,350$1,031,621
David VitterRLA$23,585$728,611
George VoinovichROH$250$763,517
John WarnerRVA$0$16,950
Jim WebbDVA$175,321$262,982
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$302,864$461,989
Ron WydenDOR$72,000$448,628

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$68,095,414
Women's issues$8,110,320
Trial lawyers & law firms$7,682,154
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,208,793
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Human Rights$19,800
Consumer groups$6,850

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$68,095,414
Security brokers & investment companies$19,948,090
Lobbyists & Public Relations$18,837,455
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,129,546
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,515,413
Credit agencies & finance companies$3,517,338
Residential construction$2,728,324
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,550,768
Property & casualty insurance$2,391,705
Cellular systems and equipment$1,687,242
Telecommunications$1,551,577
Health care institutions$1,150,437
Retail trade$1,006,644
Beer$939,924
Meat processing & products$799,556
General business associations$386,385
Manufacturing$313,104
Chambers of commerce$285,984
Pro-business associations$78,869
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