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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…

$29,960
$9,088,671
$6,850
$1,249,506
$10,842,768
$423,889
$750,332
$22,391,976
3.5 times as much
$20,390,313
$20,823,510
$12,036,476
$2,693,432
$586,874
$2,918,295
$1,230,149
$817,856
$1,864,890
$93,519
$914,240
$1,171,695
$5,329,234
$245,735
$2,816,279
$966,884
$2,305,618
$314,238
$77,519,237
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$159,708
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$49,950$769,841
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$51,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$180,974
Max BaucusDMT$83,093$1,363,776
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$175,522$1,130,237
Bob BennettRUT$33,000$698,170
Joe BidenDDE$669,770$474,350
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,700$333,272
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,449$904,803
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,236,364$462,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$237,141$448,641
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,250$213,952
Jim BunningRKY$16,700$624,941
Richard BurrRNC$67,223$1,119,574
Robert ByrdDWV$54,550$248,070
Maria CantwellDWA$612,785$810,221
Ben CardinDMD$250,943$738,820
Tom CarperDDE$32,399$883,007
Bob CaseyDPA$784,342$784,239
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,150$1,281,722
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,206,156$3,550,346
Tom CoburnROK$0$284,543
William Thad CochranRMS$18,100$225,150
Norm ColemanRMN$56,269$2,076,473
Susan M. CollinsRME$101,654$791,167
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$199,546$656,557
Bob CorkerRTN$107,110$1,396,192
John CornynRTX$26,975$1,575,712
Larry CraigRID$0$57,533
Mike CrapoRID$31,800$570,537
Jim DeMintRSC$35,500$1,155,597
Chris DoddDCT$50,200$2,031,005
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$58,242$983,884
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,250$216,456
Byron DorganDND$61,462$517,798
Dick DurbinDIL$494,090$983,186
John EnsignRNV$5,000$582,049
Mike EnziRWY$0$385,225
Russ FeingoldDWI$195,818$233,495
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$151,598$608,989
Lindsey GrahamRSC$407,222$671,922
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,750$804,233
Judd GreggRNH$6,000$549,631
Chuck HagelRNE$0$225,463
Tom HarkinDIA$97,830$669,027
Orrin G. HatchRUT$83,415$781,384
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,850$793,240
Jim InhofeROK$7,600$430,837
Dan InouyeDHI$39,765$285,225
Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,142$783,542
Tim JohnsonDSD$57,578$865,384
Ted KennedyDMA$341,725$603,394
John F. KerryDMA$133,674$307,472
Amy KlobucharDMN$959,654$476,997
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$7,900$1,358,033
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$239,307$832,550
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$122,550$796,184
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$133,082$346,233
Carl LevinDMI$113,021$326,665
Joe LiebermanICT$108,800$2,222,534
Blanche LincolnDAR$160,706$677,523
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,080$338,814
Dick LugarRIN$75,612$432,798
Mel MartinezRFL$143,400$1,359,772
John McCainRAZ$0$358,950
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,123,484$446,329
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$93,250$1,982,946
Bob MenéndezDNJ$164,487$1,235,532
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$361,550$418,755
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,735$467,172
Patty MurrayDWA$687,390$758,135
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,850$1,079,679
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$614,053$1,062,818
Barack ObamaDIL$425,192$1,276,327
Mark L. PryorDAR$237,150$706,523
John "Jack" ReedDRI$68,450$742,695
Harry ReidDNV$399,832$1,245,713
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,000$701,240
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$87,298$528,238
Ken SalazarDCO$798,210$1,023,727
Bernie SandersIVT$51,200$63,260
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,050$1,440,303
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,000$512,528
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$151,700$1,388,839
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,062,961
Olympia J. SnoweRME$85,372$381,294
Arlen SpecterDPA$238,050$2,018,801
Debbie StabenowDMI$926,203$684,970
Ted StevensRAK$8,000$564,453
John SununuRNH$1,500$1,507,464
Jon TesterDMT$60,100$252,169
John ThuneRSD$15,850$1,198,278
David VitterRLA$24,535$747,492
George VoinovichROH$5,500$804,813
John WarnerRVA$0$11,300
Jim WebbDVA$204,582$330,760
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$319,049$524,350
Ron WydenDOR$61,500$483,395

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$96,490$159,708
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$49,950$769,841
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$51,000
John BarrassoRWY$250$180,974
Max BaucusDMT$83,093$1,363,776
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$175,522$1,130,237
Bob BennettRUT$33,000$698,170
Joe BidenDDE$669,770$474,350
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,700$333,272
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,449$904,803
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,236,364$462,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$237,141$448,641
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,250$213,952
Jim BunningRKY$16,700$624,941
Richard BurrRNC$67,223$1,119,574
Robert ByrdDWV$54,550$248,070
Maria CantwellDWA$612,785$810,221
Ben CardinDMD$250,943$738,820
Tom CarperDDE$32,399$883,007
Bob CaseyDPA$784,342$784,239
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$96,150$1,281,722
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,206,156$3,550,346
Tom CoburnROK$0$284,543
William Thad CochranRMS$18,100$225,150
Norm ColemanRMN$56,269$2,076,473
Susan M. CollinsRME$101,654$791,167
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$199,546$656,557
Bob CorkerRTN$107,110$1,396,192
John CornynRTX$26,975$1,575,712
Larry CraigRID$0$57,533
Mike CrapoRID$31,800$570,537
Jim DeMintRSC$35,500$1,155,597
Chris DoddDCT$50,200$2,031,005
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$58,242$983,884
Pete DomeniciRNM$2,250$216,456
Byron DorganDND$61,462$517,798
Dick DurbinDIL$494,090$983,186
John EnsignRNV$5,000$582,049
Mike EnziRWY$0$385,225
Russ FeingoldDWI$195,818$233,495
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$151,598$608,989
Lindsey GrahamRSC$407,222$671,922
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,750$804,233
Judd GreggRNH$6,000$549,631
Chuck HagelRNE$0$225,463
Tom HarkinDIA$97,830$669,027
Orrin G. HatchRUT$83,415$781,384
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,850$793,240
Jim InhofeROK$7,600$430,837
Dan InouyeDHI$39,765$285,225
Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,142$783,542
Tim JohnsonDSD$57,578$865,384
Ted KennedyDMA$341,725$603,394
John F. KerryDMA$133,674$307,472
Amy KlobucharDMN$959,654$476,997
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$7,900$1,358,033
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$239,307$832,550
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$122,550$796,184
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$133,082$346,233
Carl LevinDMI$113,021$326,665
Joe LiebermanICT$108,800$2,222,534
Blanche LincolnDAR$160,706$677,523
Chester Trent LottRMS$12,080$338,814
Dick LugarRIN$75,612$432,798
Mel MartinezRFL$143,400$1,359,772
John McCainRAZ$0$358,950
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,123,484$446,329
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$93,250$1,982,946
Bob MenéndezDNJ$164,487$1,235,532
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$361,550$418,755
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,735$467,172
Patty MurrayDWA$687,390$758,135
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,850$1,079,679
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$614,053$1,062,818
Barack ObamaDIL$425,192$1,276,327
Mark L. PryorDAR$237,150$706,523
John "Jack" ReedDRI$68,450$742,695
Harry ReidDNV$399,832$1,245,713
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$23,000$701,240
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$87,298$528,238
Ken SalazarDCO$798,210$1,023,727
Bernie SandersIVT$51,200$63,260
Chuck SchumerDNY$164,050$1,440,303
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,000$512,528
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$151,700$1,388,839
Gordon SmithROR$35,350$1,062,961
Olympia J. SnoweRME$85,372$381,294
Arlen SpecterDPA$238,050$2,018,801
Debbie StabenowDMI$926,203$684,970
Ted StevensRAK$8,000$564,453
John SununuRNH$1,500$1,507,464
Jon TesterDMT$60,100$252,169
John ThuneRSD$15,850$1,198,278
David VitterRLA$24,535$747,492
George VoinovichROH$5,500$804,813
John WarnerRVA$0$11,300
Jim WebbDVA$204,582$330,760
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$319,049$524,350
Ron WydenDOR$61,500$483,395

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$65,393,818
Women's issues$10,842,768
Trial lawyers & law firms$9,088,671
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,249,506
Poultry & eggs$750,332
Health & welfare policy$423,889
Human Rights$29,960
Consumer groups$6,850

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$65,393,818
Security brokers & investment companies$20,823,510
Lobbyists & Public Relations$20,390,313
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$12,036,476
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,329,234
Credit agencies & finance companies$2,918,295
Residential construction$2,816,279
Property & casualty insurance$2,693,432
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,305,618
Telecommunications$1,864,890
Health care institutions$1,230,149
Cell/wireless service providers$1,171,695
Retail trade$966,884
Beer$914,240
Meat processing & products$817,856
Manufacturing$586,874
Chambers of commerce$314,238
General business associations$245,735
Pro-business associations$93,519
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