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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
Chuck 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
    1/09/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    1/09/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S291-292)
    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.
    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.
    North 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.
    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$125,100$93,200
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$488,800$605,266
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,500$32,500
    Max BaucusDMT$593,811$1,006,330
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,173,479$886,759
    Bob BennettRUT$140,189$577,850
    Joe BidenDDE$1,788,567$381,825
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$414,674$165,797
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$408,286$701,861
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,120,375$200,792
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,242,371$309,367
    Sam BrownbackRKS$82,314$160,554
    Jim BunningRKY$181,277$567,327
    Richard BurrRNC$463,887$903,109
    Robert ByrdDWV$208,165$127,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,112,444$426,171
    Ben CardinDMD$980,498$591,296
    Tom CarperDDE$269,353$824,886
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,004,966$519,670
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$708,568$979,611
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,969,534$2,703,849
    Tom CoburnROK$71,575$266,690
    William Thad CochranRMS$223,114$119,750
    Norm ColemanRMN$786,161$1,574,196
    Susan M. CollinsRME$379,630$602,819
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$451,947$609,613
    Bob CorkerRTN$625,919$1,292,797
    John CornynRTX$1,310,832$1,313,546
    Larry CraigRID$40,000$20,210
    Mike CrapoRID$150,750$477,424
    Jim DeMintRSC$590,748$897,676
    Chris DoddDCT$672,134$1,798,224
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$556,792$922,315
    Pete DomeniciRNM$107,200$121,350
    Byron DorganDND$286,801$183,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,522,788$621,900
    John EnsignRNV$215,001$386,158
    Mike EnziRWY$36,001$276,784
    Russ FeingoldDWI$757,252$162,985
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$628,443$373,749
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,333,625$473,371
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$284,016$558,515
    Judd GreggRNH$131,200$312,193
    Chuck HagelRNE$62,450$194,098
    Tom HarkinDIA$545,387$279,340
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$429,915$477,780
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$694,270$731,200
    Jim InhofeROK$152,739$283,256
    Dan InouyeDHI$179,278$107,375
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$604,974$695,835
    Tim JohnsonDSD$269,096$686,347
    Ted KennedyDMA$879,300$355,098
    John F. KerryDMA$349,692$172,168
    Amy KlobucharDMN$869,546$378,535
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$725,041$1,103,210
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,199,651$464,491
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$741,315$507,075
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$510,079$76,416
    Carl LevinDMI$666,052$294,957
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,066,946$1,795,560
    Blanche LincolnDAR$313,310$508,040
    Chester Trent LottRMS$166,697$265,038
    Dick LugarRIN$338,140$325,848
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,051,622$1,127,189
    John McCainRAZ$133,275$245,250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,216$362,078
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$766,880$1,608,299
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,875,931$940,065
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$260,087$194,650
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$201,819$269,383
    Patty MurrayDWA$608,998$259,285
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$419,635$818,674
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,355,662$769,755
    Barack ObamaDIL$1,940,457$1,122,212
    Mark L. PryorDAR$592,051$421,739
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$360,407$599,290
    Harry ReidDNV$1,037,442$736,764
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$192,928$550,589
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$608,200$273,500
    Ken SalazarDCO$1,715,096$611,136
    Bernie SandersIVT$86,099$46,815
    Chuck SchumerDNY$991,429$1,224,939
    Jeff SessionsRAL$418,330$371,001
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$702,927$1,104,597
    Gordon SmithROR$452,772$875,219
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$132,535$272,290
    Arlen SpecterDPA$2,217,493$1,267,548
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,214,996$573,552
    Ted StevensRAK$224,491$146,969
    John SununuRNH$241,285$1,144,100
    Jon TesterDMT$438,184$196,525
    Craig ThomasRWY$30,915$113,749
    John ThuneRSD$439,159$1,020,821
    David VitterRLA$519,671$574,315
    George VoinovichROH$549,827$657,086
    John WarnerRVA$0$8,000
    Jim WebbDVA$617,186$220,595
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$689,257$365,974
    Ron WydenDOR$266,347$382,304

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$125,100$93,200
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$488,800$605,266
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,500$32,500
    Max BaucusDMT$593,811$1,006,330
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,173,479$886,759
    Bob BennettRUT$140,189$577,850
    Joe BidenDDE$1,788,567$381,825
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$414,674$165,797
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$408,286$701,861
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,120,375$200,792
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,242,371$309,367
    Sam BrownbackRKS$82,314$160,554
    Jim BunningRKY$181,277$567,327
    Richard BurrRNC$463,887$903,109
    Robert ByrdDWV$208,165$127,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,112,444$426,171
    Ben CardinDMD$980,498$591,296
    Tom CarperDDE$269,353$824,886
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,004,966$519,670
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$708,568$979,611
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,969,534$2,703,849
    Tom CoburnROK$71,575$266,690
    William Thad CochranRMS$223,114$119,750
    Norm ColemanRMN$786,161$1,574,196
    Susan M. CollinsRME$379,630$602,819
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$451,947$609,613
    Bob CorkerRTN$625,919$1,292,797
    John CornynRTX$1,310,832$1,313,546
    Larry CraigRID$40,000$20,210
    Mike CrapoRID$150,750$477,424
    Jim DeMintRSC$590,748$897,676
    Chris DoddDCT$672,134$1,798,224
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$556,792$922,315
    Pete DomeniciRNM$107,200$121,350
    Byron DorganDND$286,801$183,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,522,788$621,900
    John EnsignRNV$215,001$386,158
    Mike EnziRWY$36,001$276,784
    Russ FeingoldDWI$757,252$162,985
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$628,443$373,749
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,333,625$473,371
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$284,016$558,515
    Judd GreggRNH$131,200$312,193
    Chuck HagelRNE$62,450$194,098
    Tom HarkinDIA$545,387$279,340
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$429,915$477,780
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$694,270$731,200
    Jim InhofeROK$152,739$283,256
    Dan InouyeDHI$179,278$107,375
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$604,974$695,835
    Tim JohnsonDSD$269,096$686,347
    Ted KennedyDMA$879,300$355,098
    John F. KerryDMA$349,692$172,168
    Amy KlobucharDMN$869,546$378,535
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$725,041$1,103,210
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,199,651$464,491
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$741,315$507,075
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$510,079$76,416
    Carl LevinDMI$666,052$294,957
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,066,946$1,795,560
    Blanche LincolnDAR$313,310$508,040
    Chester Trent LottRMS$166,697$265,038
    Dick LugarRIN$338,140$325,848
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,051,622$1,127,189
    John McCainRAZ$133,275$245,250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,216$362,078
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$766,880$1,608,299
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,875,931$940,065
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$260,087$194,650
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$201,819$269,383
    Patty MurrayDWA$608,998$259,285
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$419,635$818,674
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,355,662$769,755
    Barack ObamaDIL$1,940,457$1,122,212
    Mark L. PryorDAR$592,051$421,739
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$360,407$599,290
    Harry ReidDNV$1,037,442$736,764
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$192,928$550,589
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$608,200$273,500
    Ken SalazarDCO$1,715,096$611,136
    Bernie SandersIVT$86,099$46,815
    Chuck SchumerDNY$991,429$1,224,939
    Jeff SessionsRAL$418,330$371,001
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$702,927$1,104,597
    Gordon SmithROR$452,772$875,219
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$132,535$272,290
    Arlen SpecterDPA$2,217,493$1,267,548
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,214,996$573,552
    Ted StevensRAK$224,491$146,969
    John SununuRNH$241,285$1,144,100
    Jon TesterDMT$438,184$196,525
    Craig ThomasRWY$30,915$113,749
    John ThuneRSD$439,159$1,020,821
    David VitterRLA$519,671$574,315
    George VoinovichROH$549,827$657,086
    John WarnerRVA$0$8,000
    Jim WebbDVA$617,186$220,595
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$689,257$365,974
    Ron WydenDOR$266,347$382,304

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$65,800,030
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$345,194
    Consumer groups$6,850

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Security brokers & investment companies$20,891,805
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$12,019,126
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,482,114
    Credit agencies & finance companies$2,942,645
    Residential construction$2,817,529
    Nursing homes$2,216,627
    Banks & lending institutions$2,033,684
    Auto manufacturers$1,124,537
    Retail trade$992,384
    Meat processing & products$817,856
    Auto dealers, foreign imports$813,905
    Manufacturing$600,474
    Chambers of commerce$314,238
    General business associations$242,235
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