S. 2271 - Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007

Sudan, Darfur, divestment, human rights, genocide, - International finance. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
An original bill to authorize State and local governments to divest assets in companies that conduct business operations in Sudan, to prohibit United States Government contracts with such companies, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on December 12, 2007.

Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007

S. 2271 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Keywords
Sudan, Darfur, divestment, human rights, genocide,
Summary
An original bill to authorize State and local governments to divest assets in companies that conduct business operations in Sudan, to prohibit United States Government contracts with such companies, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
An original bill to authorize State and local governments to divest assets in companies that conduct business operations in Sudan, to prohibit United States Government contracts with such companies, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
  • Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
  • Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
Sponsor
Christopher Dodd
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • International finance
    • Administrative procedure
    • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
    • American investments
    • Arab countries
    • Arabs
    • Armed forces
    • Budgets
    • Business
    • Civil liberties
    • Congress
    • Congress and foreign policy
    • Congressional reporting requirements
    • Defense economics
    • Defense industries
    • Defense policy
    • Displaced persons
    • Electric power production
    • Energy
    • Energy industries
    • Ethnic relations
    • Europe
    • European Union
    • Executive departments
    • Foreign aid
    • Foreign policy
    • Fraud
    • Genocide
    • Government contractors
    • Government information
    • Government lending
    • Government paperwork
    • Government procurement
    • Human rights
    • Hydroelectric power
    • Immigration
    • Independent regulatory commissions
    • Information disclosure (Securities law)
    • International affairs
    • International cooperation
    • International military forces
    • International relief
    • Investments
    • Law
    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Mutual funds
    • Natural resources
    • Peace
    • Peacekeeping forces
    • Pension funds
    • Pensions
    • Petroleum
    • Petroleum industry
    • Public contracts
    • Refugees
    • Regionalism (International organization)
    • Sanctions (International law)
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
    • State and local government
    • State finance
    • Sudan
    • Trade
    • Trusts and trustees
    • United Nations
    Related Bills
      Major Actions
      Introduced10/31/2007
      Referred to Committee
      Amendments (1 proposed)
      Passed Senate12/12/2007
      Passed House12/18/2007
      Signed by President12/31/2007
      Bill History
      Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
      select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3846 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/12/2007PASSED by voice vote
      currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.12/12/2007PASSED by voice vote
      select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - S 2271 Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act - Under Suspension of the Rules12/18/2007This bill PASSED the House
      411 voted YES 0 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
      ActionDateDescription
      Introduced10/31/2007
      10/31/2007Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Dodd. With written report No. 110-213.
      Put on a legislative calendar10/31/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 458.
      12/12/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
      12/12/2007Amendment SA 3846 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Dodd.
      select this voteVote12/12/2007Amendment SA 3846 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
      currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/12/2007Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
      12/13/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
      12/13/2007Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
      12/13/2007Referred to House Financial Services
      12/13/2007Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
      12/13/2007Referred to House Foreign Affairs
      12/13/2007Referred to House Education and Labor
      12/13/2007Received in the House.
      Presented to President12/18/2007Cleared for White House.
      12/18/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2271.
      12/18/2007Mr. Frank (MA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
      12/18/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
      12/18/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
      12/18/2007Considered as unfinished business.
      select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/18/2007On Passage - House - S 2271 Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
      Presented to President12/21/2007Presented to President.
      Signed12/31/2007Signed by President.
      Enacted12/31/2007Became Public Law No: 110-174.
      NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
      select this voteS. Amdt. 3846Dodd, Christopher [D-CT]December 12, 2007Passed by voice vote on December 11, 2007.

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      Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

      $1,208,793
      $19,800
      $1,228,593
      $0
      2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

      2 organizations supported this bill

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
      (n.d.). NAACP-Supported Sudan Divestment Bill Passes Congress Overwhelmingly. Retrieved n.d., from .
      Save Darfur
      (n.d.). Divest for Darfur. Retrieved n.d., from .

      0 organizations opposed this bill

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, 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
      Vote
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$19,490$0Yes
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$0Yes
      Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
      John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
      Max BaucusDMT$2,000$0Yes
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$24,200$0Yes
      Bob BennettRUT$3,000$0Yes
      Joe BidenDDE$27,300$0Yes
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0Yes
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
      Barbara BoxerDCA$32,500$0Yes
      Sherrod BrownDOH$26,272$0Yes
      Sam BrownbackRKS$5,000$0Yes
      Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
      Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
      Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
      Maria CantwellDWA$24,550$0Yes
      Ben CardinDMD$28,350$0Yes
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
      Bob CaseyDPA$67,600$0Yes
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
      Hillary ClintonDNY$145,195$0Yes
      Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
      Norm ColemanRMN$16,519$0Yes
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0Yes
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
      John CornynRTX$12,200$0Yes
      Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
      Mike CrapoRID$1,000$0Yes
      Jim DeMintRSC$500$0Yes
      Chris DoddDCT$2,100$0Yes
      Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$12,930$0Yes
      Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$0Yes
      Dick DurbinDIL$12,350$0Yes
      John EnsignRNV$500$0Yes
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
      Russ FeingoldDWI$12,800$0Yes
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$0Yes
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,600$0Yes
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,000$0Yes
      Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
      Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
      Tom HarkinDIA$20,930$0Yes
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,500$0Yes
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0Yes
      Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
      Dan InouyeDHI$26,001$0Yes
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
      Tim JohnsonDSD$14,248$0Yes
      Ted KennedyDMA$12,100$0Yes
      John F. KerryDMA$12,300$0Yes
      Amy KlobucharDMN$36,135$0Yes
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
      Jon KylRAZ$3,400$0Yes
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$14,550$0Yes
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,300$0Yes
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,000$0Yes
      Carl LevinDMI$20,771$0Yes
      Joe LiebermanICT$32,700$0Yes
      Blanche LincolnDAR$4,250$0Yes
      Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$0Yes
      Dick LugarRIN$23,800$0Yes
      Mel MartinezRFL$11,500$0Yes
      John McCainRAZ$500$0Yes
      Claire McCaskillDMO$13,720$0Yes
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$27,450$0Yes
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$76,970$0Yes
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,000$0Yes
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,350$0Yes
      Patty MurrayDWA$18,200$0Yes
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$0Yes
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,250$0Yes
      Barack ObamaDIL$78,875$0Yes
      Mark L. PryorDAR$7,700$0Yes
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
      Harry ReidDNV$22,100$0Yes
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0Yes
      Ken SalazarDCO$22,050$0Yes
      Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$0Yes
      Chuck SchumerDNY$23,000$0Yes
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
      Gordon SmithROR$3,000$0Yes
      Olympia SnoweRME$13,100$0Yes
      Arlen SpecterDPA$54,700$0Yes
      Debbie StabenowDMI$26,800$0Yes
      Ted StevensRAK$7,700$0Yes
      John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
      Jon TesterDMT$750$0Yes
      John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
      David VitterRLA$7,127$0Yes
      George VoinovichROH$250$0Yes
      John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
      Jim WebbDVA$10,460$0Yes
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0Yes
      Ron WydenDOR$500$0Yes

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Vote
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$19,490$0Yes
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$0Yes
      Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
      John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
      Max BaucusDMT$2,000$0Yes
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$24,200$0Yes
      Bob BennettRUT$3,000$0Yes
      Joe BidenDDE$27,300$0Yes
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0Yes
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
      Barbara BoxerDCA$32,500$0Yes
      Sherrod BrownDOH$26,272$0Yes
      Sam BrownbackRKS$5,000$0Yes
      Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
      Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
      Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
      Maria CantwellDWA$24,550$0Yes
      Ben CardinDMD$28,350$0Yes
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
      Bob CaseyDPA$67,600$0Yes
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
      Hillary ClintonDNY$145,195$0Yes
      Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
      William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
      Norm ColemanRMN$16,519$0Yes
      Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0Yes
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
      Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
      John CornynRTX$12,200$0Yes
      Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
      Mike CrapoRID$1,000$0Yes
      Jim DeMintRSC$500$0Yes
      Chris DoddDCT$2,100$0Yes
      Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$12,930$0Yes
      Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
      Byron DorganDND$2,000$0Yes
      Dick DurbinDIL$12,350$0Yes
      John EnsignRNV$500$0Yes
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
      Russ FeingoldDWI$12,800$0Yes
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$0Yes
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,600$0Yes
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,000$0Yes
      Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
      Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
      Tom HarkinDIA$20,930$0Yes
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,500$0Yes
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0Yes
      Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
      Dan InouyeDHI$26,001$0Yes
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
      Tim JohnsonDSD$14,248$0Yes
      Ted KennedyDMA$12,100$0Yes
      John F. KerryDMA$12,300$0Yes
      Amy KlobucharDMN$36,135$0Yes
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
      Jon KylRAZ$3,400$0Yes
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$14,550$0Yes
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,300$0Yes
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,000$0Yes
      Carl LevinDMI$20,771$0Yes
      Joe LiebermanICT$32,700$0Yes
      Blanche LincolnDAR$4,250$0Yes
      Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$0Yes
      Dick LugarRIN$23,800$0Yes
      Mel MartinezRFL$11,500$0Yes
      John McCainRAZ$500$0Yes
      Claire McCaskillDMO$13,720$0Yes
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$27,450$0Yes
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$76,970$0Yes
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,000$0Yes
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,350$0Yes
      Patty MurrayDWA$18,200$0Yes
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$0Yes
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,250$0Yes
      Barack ObamaDIL$78,875$0Yes
      Mark L. PryorDAR$7,700$0Yes
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
      Harry ReidDNV$22,100$0Yes
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0Yes
      Ken SalazarDCO$22,050$0Yes
      Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$0Yes
      Chuck SchumerDNY$23,000$0Yes
      Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
      Gordon SmithROR$3,000$0Yes
      Olympia SnoweRME$13,100$0Yes
      Arlen SpecterDPA$54,700$0Yes
      Debbie StabenowDMI$26,800$0Yes
      Ted StevensRAK$7,700$0Yes
      John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
      Jon TesterDMT$750$0Yes
      John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
      David VitterRLA$7,127$0Yes
      George VoinovichROH$250$0Yes
      John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
      Jim WebbDVA$10,460$0Yes
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0Yes
      Ron WydenDOR$500$0Yes

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,208,793
      Human Rights$19,800

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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