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S. 221 - Fair Contracts for Growers Act of 2007

Law. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the arbitration process relating to livestock and poultry contracts. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Fair Contracts for Growers Act of 2007

S. 221 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the arbitration process relating to livestock and poultry contracts. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the arbitration process relating to livestock and poultry contracts.
Other Titles
  • Fair Contracts for Growers Act of 2007
Sponsor
Charles Grassley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Business
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Contracts
  • Food
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Livestock
  • Poultry
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/09/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/09/2007
    1/09/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S291-292)
    1/09/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Put on a legislative calendar5/17/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    10/04/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. With written report No. 110-190. Additional and Minority views filed.
    Put on a legislative calendar10/04/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 410.
    10/15/2007Star Print ordered on the reported bill.
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    10 Organizations Supported and 17 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Fair Contracts for Growers Act of 2007

    10 organizations supported this bill

    Alliance for Justice
    (n.d.). Alliance for Justice. Retrieved n.d., from .
    American Association for Justice
    (n.d.). American Association for Justice. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety
    (n.d.). Consumer for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS). Retrieved n.d., from .
    Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings
    (n.d.). Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Association of Consumer Advocates
    (n.d.). National Association of Consumer Advocates. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Employment Lawyers Association
    (n.d.). National Employment Lawyers Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Public Citizen
    (n.d.). Public Citizen. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Rural Advancement Foundation International
    (n.d.). The Rural Advancement Foundation International - USA. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    (n.d.). Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Retrieved n.d., from .
    U.S. PIRG
    (n.d.). U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Retrieved n.d., from .

    17 organizations opposed this bill

    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Bankers Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Financial Services Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Health Care Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Insurance Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American International Automobile Dealers Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    American Meat Institute
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    Business Roundtable
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    Consumer Bankers Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    International Franchise Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Home Builders
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Center for Assisted Living
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    National Retail Federation
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    undersigned (2008, April 30). Multi-Industry Letter Opposing the Onslaught of Anti-Arbitration Bills and Provisions That Have Been Introduced in this Congress. Retrieved August 6, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.

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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$136,000$101,450
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$479,800$586,116
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,500$23,000
    Max BaucusDMT$625,011$990,583
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,186,705$896,529
    Bob BennettRUT$138,826$597,850
    Joe BidenDDE$2,084,772$377,475
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$409,728$176,547
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$469,333$724,986
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,478,094$229,447
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,268,758$312,017
    Sam BrownbackRKS$84,001$150,104
    Jim BunningRKY$222,149$654,928
    Richard BurrRNC$514,521$943,177
    Robert ByrdDWV$223,176$128,300
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,147,346$407,271
    Ben CardinDMD$960,065$603,566
    Tom CarperDDE$338,788$888,914
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,053,400$475,420
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$773,309$928,011
    Hillary ClintonDNY$4,254,188$2,548,889
    Tom CoburnROK$88,940$329,758
    William Thad CochranRMS$209,264$118,100
    Norm ColemanRMN$779,486$1,404,869
    Susan CollinsRME$418,630$571,854
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$470,015$569,980
    Bob CorkerRTN$575,960$1,170,877
    John CornynRTX$1,297,733$1,229,126
    Larry CraigRID$40,500$20,210
    Mike CrapoRID$146,237$495,395
    Jim DeMintRSC$568,898$899,542
    Chris DoddDCT$684,102$1,767,924
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$555,241$883,974
    Pete DomeniciRNM$110,350$95,400
    Byron DorganDND$310,451$202,400
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,593,392$585,625
    John EnsignRNV$255,345$414,408
    Mike EnziRWY$48,501$286,450
    Russ FeingoldDWI$683,071$137,135
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$648,088$363,299
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,239,049$440,471
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$282,568$525,365
    Judd GreggRNH$109,187$334,693
    Chuck HagelRNE$61,150$187,998
    Tom HarkinDIA$561,157$295,570
    Orrin HatchRUT$442,794$466,080
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$724,521$731,050
    Jim InhofeROK$154,399$259,250
    Dan InouyeDHI$224,593$168,575
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$610,511$716,202
    Tim JohnsonDSD$238,797$784,847
    Ted KennedyDMA$971,448$356,248
    John KerryDMA$355,731$161,586
    Amy KlobucharDMN$899,266$334,160
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$720,172$1,059,460
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,165,169$454,915
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$794,882$457,400
    Patrick LeahyDVT$532,079$75,435
    Carl LevinDMI$674,076$279,117
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,067,106$1,731,520
    Blanche LincolnDAR$398,510$564,406
    Chester Trent LottRMS$174,397$268,738
    Dick LugarRIN$344,840$303,298
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,057,037$1,102,113
    John McCainRAZ$121,075$196,450
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,319,693$292,694
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$810,677$1,635,224
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,916,799$922,715
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$281,687$185,900
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$224,970$297,834
    Patty MurrayDWA$738,825$277,835
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$447,835$832,465
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,357,387$724,770
    Barack ObamaDIL$2,121,907$1,051,475
    Mark PryorDAR$618,351$424,754
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$362,723$598,218
    Harry ReidDNV$1,123,774$762,406
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$207,828$555,790
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$647,774$262,000
    Ken SalazarDCO$1,484,205$503,828
    Bernie SandersIVT$97,849$35,040
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,064,468$1,202,539
    Jeff SessionsRAL$413,689$358,251
    Richard ShelbyRAL$725,824$1,192,397
    Gordon SmithROR$451,685$832,069
    Olympia SnoweRME$140,085$261,865
    Arlen SpecterDPA$2,412,630$1,228,598
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,239,344$579,196
    Ted StevensRAK$248,591$135,800
    John SununuRNH$263,214$1,255,856
    Jon TesterDMT$437,871$164,125
    Craig ThomasRWY$33,665$117,449
    John ThuneRSD$433,861$904,622
    David VitterRLA$532,749$588,128
    George VoinovichROH$563,034$662,886
    John WarnerRVA$1,000$5,650
    Jim WebbDVA$523,217$171,370
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$706,808$327,174
    Ron WydenDOR$261,257$304,879

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$136,000$101,450
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$479,800$586,116
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,500$23,000
    Max BaucusDMT$625,011$990,583
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,186,705$896,529
    Bob BennettRUT$138,826$597,850
    Joe BidenDDE$2,084,772$377,475
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$409,728$176,547
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$469,333$724,986
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,478,094$229,447
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,268,758$312,017
    Sam BrownbackRKS$84,001$150,104
    Jim BunningRKY$222,149$654,928
    Richard BurrRNC$514,521$943,177
    Robert ByrdDWV$223,176$128,300
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,147,346$407,271
    Ben CardinDMD$960,065$603,566
    Tom CarperDDE$338,788$888,914
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,053,400$475,420
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$773,309$928,011
    Hillary ClintonDNY$4,254,188$2,548,889
    Tom CoburnROK$88,940$329,758
    William Thad CochranRMS$209,264$118,100
    Norm ColemanRMN$779,486$1,404,869
    Susan CollinsRME$418,630$571,854
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$470,015$569,980
    Bob CorkerRTN$575,960$1,170,877
    John CornynRTX$1,297,733$1,229,126
    Larry CraigRID$40,500$20,210
    Mike CrapoRID$146,237$495,395
    Jim DeMintRSC$568,898$899,542
    Chris DoddDCT$684,102$1,767,924
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$555,241$883,974
    Pete DomeniciRNM$110,350$95,400
    Byron DorganDND$310,451$202,400
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,593,392$585,625
    John EnsignRNV$255,345$414,408
    Mike EnziRWY$48,501$286,450
    Russ FeingoldDWI$683,071$137,135
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$648,088$363,299
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,239,049$440,471
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$282,568$525,365
    Judd GreggRNH$109,187$334,693
    Chuck HagelRNE$61,150$187,998
    Tom HarkinDIA$561,157$295,570
    Orrin HatchRUT$442,794$466,080
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$724,521$731,050
    Jim InhofeROK$154,399$259,250
    Dan InouyeDHI$224,593$168,575
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$610,511$716,202
    Tim JohnsonDSD$238,797$784,847
    Ted KennedyDMA$971,448$356,248
    John KerryDMA$355,731$161,586
    Amy KlobucharDMN$899,266$334,160
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$720,172$1,059,460
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,165,169$454,915
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$794,882$457,400
    Patrick LeahyDVT$532,079$75,435
    Carl LevinDMI$674,076$279,117
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,067,106$1,731,520
    Blanche LincolnDAR$398,510$564,406
    Chester Trent LottRMS$174,397$268,738
    Dick LugarRIN$344,840$303,298
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,057,037$1,102,113
    John McCainRAZ$121,075$196,450
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,319,693$292,694
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$810,677$1,635,224
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,916,799$922,715
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$281,687$185,900
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$224,970$297,834
    Patty MurrayDWA$738,825$277,835
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$447,835$832,465
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,357,387$724,770
    Barack ObamaDIL$2,121,907$1,051,475
    Mark PryorDAR$618,351$424,754
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$362,723$598,218
    Harry ReidDNV$1,123,774$762,406
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$207,828$555,790
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$647,774$262,000
    Ken SalazarDCO$1,484,205$503,828
    Bernie SandersIVT$97,849$35,040
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,064,468$1,202,539
    Jeff SessionsRAL$413,689$358,251
    Richard ShelbyRAL$725,824$1,192,397
    Gordon SmithROR$451,685$832,069
    Olympia SnoweRME$140,085$261,865
    Arlen SpecterDPA$2,412,630$1,228,598
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,239,344$579,196
    Ted StevensRAK$248,591$135,800
    John SununuRNH$263,214$1,255,856
    Jon TesterDMT$437,871$164,125
    Craig ThomasRWY$33,665$117,449
    John ThuneRSD$433,861$904,622
    David VitterRLA$532,749$588,128
    George VoinovichROH$563,034$662,886
    John WarnerRVA$1,000$5,650
    Jim WebbDVA$523,217$171,370
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$706,808$327,174
    Ron WydenDOR$261,257$304,879

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$68,085,322
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$385,792
    Consumer groups$6,850

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Security brokers & investment companies$19,966,490
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,111,096
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,201,711
    Credit agencies & finance companies$3,524,338
    Banks & lending institutions$2,912,196
    Residential construction$2,735,824
    Nursing homes$2,031,915
    Auto manufacturers$1,185,107
    Retail trade$1,007,644
    Meat processing & products$799,556
    Auto dealers, foreign imports$744,805
    General business associations$382,885
    Manufacturing$312,104
    Chambers of commerce$285,984
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