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S. 3689 - Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Auto Industry, Bailout, Big Three, $25 Billion - Budgets. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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A bill making supplemental appropriations for job creation and preservation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Economic Recovery Act of 2008

S. 3689 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Keywords
Auto Industry, Bailout, Big Three, $25 Billion
Summary
A bill making supplemental appropriations for job creation and preservation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill making supplemental appropriations for job creation and preservation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Economic Recovery Act of 2008
  • Farm Relief Act of 2008
  • National Park Centennial Fund Act
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Budgets
  • Aged
  • Agricultural subsidies
  • Agriculture
  • Air force
  • Air pollution
  • Air pollution control
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Ambulatory care
  • American Samoa
  • Animals
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Armed forces
  • Army
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Arrest
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile industry
  • Automobile parts
  • Automobiles
  • Aviation safety
  • Block grants
  • Border patrols
  • Bridges
  • Business
  • Cattle
  • Census
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Charter schools
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child support
  • Children
  • Clinics
  • Coast guard
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Commodity exchanges
  • Communicable diseases
  • Community policing
  • Computer crimes
  • Congress
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Construction costs
  • Consumer credit
  • Consumers
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal justice
  • Cultural property
  • Customs administration
  • Dams
  • Defense budgets
  • Defense economics
  • Demography
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Disabled
  • Disaster relief
  • District of Columbia
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug law enforcement
  • Drugs
  • East Asia
  • Economic development
  • Economic impact statements
  • Economic policy
  • Economic stabilization
  • Education
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Electric batteries
  • Electric power distribution
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency housing
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medicine
  • Employee training
  • Energy
  • Energy assistance for the poor
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy prices
  • Energy research
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental protection
  • Epidemics
  • Excise tax
  • Executive compensation
  • Executive departments
  • Families
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal aid to Indians
  • Federal aid to education
  • Federal aid to housing
  • Federal aid to law enforcement
  • Federal aid to research
  • Federal aid to transportation
  • Federal aid to water pollution control
  • Federal aid to water resources development
  • Federal employees
  • Federal installations
  • Federal office buildings
  • Federal-Indian relations
  • Federally-guaranteed loans
  • Feeds
  • Fees
  • Finance
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Fish culture
  • Floods
  • Florida
  • Food
  • Food relief
  • Food safety
  • Foreclosure
  • Fuel consumption
  • Futures trading
  • General Services Administration
  • Geology
  • Golden parachutes
  • Government and business
  • Government employees
  • Government lending
  • Government procurement
  • Government trust funds
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Harbors
  • Hazardous substances
  • Health policy
  • Higher education
  • Highway finance
  • Homeless
  • Housing
  • Housing authorities
  • Housing subsidies
  • Humanities
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Ice breaking operations
  • Immigration
  • Income tax
  • Independent regulatory commissions
  • Influenza
  • Information technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Inspectors general
  • Interest
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • Job training
  • Judicial officers
  • Labor
  • Latin America
  • Law
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • Livestock
  • Loans
  • Louisiana
  • Low-income housing
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Marines
  • Mass rapid transit
  • Meat inspection
  • Medicaid
  • Medical care
  • Medical research
  • Medical supplies
  • Medical tests
  • Medicine
  • Mexico
  • Military construction operations
  • Military dependents
  • Military housing
  • Mine wastes
  • Minimum wages
  • Minorities
  • Minority employment
  • Mississippi River
  • Missouri
  • Missouri River development
  • Motor vehicles
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
  • National forests
  • National parks
  • Natural resources
  • Nature conservation
  • Navigation
  • Navy
  • Non-native species
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear security measures
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nutrition
  • Old age assistance
  • Park rangers
  • Passenger ships
  • Pensions
  • Philippines
  • Physical fitness
  • Police communication systems
  • Police training
  • Politics and government
  • Potable water
  • Prescription pricing
  • Preventive medicine
  • Protection of animals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Public contracts
  • Public health administration
  • Public housing
  • Public lands
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Puerto Rico
  • Quality of care
  • Railroad engineering
  • Railroad equipment
  • Railroad finance
  • Railroad passenger traffic
  • Relocation
  • Rent
  • Rental housing
  • Reprogramming of appropriated funds
  • Research and development
  • Research centers
  • Restoration ecology
  • Revolving funds
  • Rivers
  • Road construction
  • Rural affairs
  • Rural economic development
  • Rural education
  • Rural housing
  • Sales tax
  • School buildings
  • Science policy
  • Security measures
  • Sex offenders
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shore protection
  • Small Business Administration
  • Small business
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smuggling
  • Solid wastes
  • Southwest (U.S.)
  • Space activities
  • Space flight
  • Space shuttles
  • Special education
  • Sports
  • State and local government
  • State taxation
  • Storms
  • Student activities
  • Sugar
  • Supplemental appropriations
  • Surveys
  • Survivors' benefits
  • Tax deductions
  • Tax returns
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Texas
  • Trade
  • Trails
  • Transportation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Uranium enrichment
  • Vaccines
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' benefits
  • Veterans' pensions
  • WIC program
  • Wage surveys
  • Waste reduction
  • Waste water treatment
  • Water conservation
  • Water pollution
  • Water pollution control
  • Water resources
  • Water supply
  • Water treatment plants
  • Weapons systems
  • Welfare
  • Wildlife refuges
  • World War II
  • Youth employment
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced11/17/2008
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/17/2008
11/17/2008Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
11/18/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1122 under authority of the order of the Senate of 11/17/2008.
11/19/2008Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S10607)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

9.9 times as much
$2,501,689
$1,159,157
$816,674
$312,904
$4,790,424
$413,368
$72,193
$485,561
6 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Economic Recovery Act of 2008

6 organizations supported this bill

AutoNation
(n.d.). Auto Bailout: Showdown. Retrieved n.d., from .
Chrysler
(n.d.). Democrats hunt for support for auto bailout. Retrieved n.d., from .
Ford Motor Company
(n.d.). Democrats hunt for support for auto bailout. Retrieved n.d., from .
General Motors
(n.d.). Democrats hunt for support for auto bailout. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(n.d.). The Big Question. Retrieved n.d., from .
United Automobile Workers
(n.d.). Congress Debating Auto Industry Bailout. Retrieved n.d., from .

6 organizations opposed this bill

Americans for Prosperity
(n.d.). AFP Opposition. Retrieved n.d., from .
Americans for Tax Reform
(n.d.). The Big Question. Retrieved n.d., from .
Campaign for Liberty
(n.d.). Campaign for Liberty Opposition. Retrieved n.d., from .
FreedomWorks
(n.d.). FreedomWorks Opposition. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Federation of Independent Business
(n.d.). NFIB Opposes Auto Bailout. . Retrieved n.d..
National Taxpayers Union
(n.d.). An Open Letter. 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$25,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$65,150$4,500
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$21,736$4,000
Max BaucusDMT$65,200$5,750
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$61,200$1,000
Bob BennettRUT$16,000$4,500
Joe BidenDDE$41,980$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,416$3,750
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$87,450$18,500
Barbara BoxerDCA$30,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$70,635$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$36,250$4,000
Jim BunningRKY$31,850$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$101,041$9,999
Robert ByrdDWV$44,000$0
Maria CantwellDWA$2,000$400
Ben CardinDMD$49,384$5,550
Tom CarperDDE$41,870$0
Bob CaseyDPA$39,300$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$106,000$18,500
Hillary ClintonDNY$58,550$0
Tom CoburnROK$52,757$12,988
William Thad CochranRMS$13,500$1,000
Norm ColemanRMN$94,432$40,200
Susan CollinsRME$26,732$14,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$45,150$0
Bob CorkerRTN$131,050$15,669
John CornynRTX$169,745$10,500
Larry CraigRID$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$14,500$2,500
Jim DeMintRSC$128,350$19,180
Chris DoddDCT$25,850$0
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$73,182$7,000
Pete DomeniciRNM$21,066$0
Byron DorganDND$38,750$0
Dick DurbinDIL$20,500$5,000
John EnsignRNV$51,900$11,000
Mike EnziRWY$13,000$7,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$70,453$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,200$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,300$5,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,700$13,500
Judd GreggRNH$18,950$17,500
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
Tom HarkinDIA$30,573$1,000
Orrin HatchRUT$49,800$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$104,893$5,000
Jim InhofeROK$40,150$0
Dan InouyeDHI$24,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$69,950$5,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$44,750$0
Ted KennedyDMA$9,300$0
John KerryDMA$5,950$11,250
Amy KlobucharDMN$27,250$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$159,250$20,400
Mary LandrieuDLA$53,400$5,500
Frank LautenbergDNJ$11,800$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$6,500$0
Carl LevinDMI$159,449$8,000
Joe LiebermanICT$64,300$6,500
Blanche LincolnDAR$54,735$11,000
Dick LugarRIN$24,025$0
Mel MartinezRFL$163,150$0
John McCainRAZ$1,300$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$58,650$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$89,050$11,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$36,750$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$66,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$41,400$5,000
Patty MurrayDWA$39,500$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,350$12,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$45,800$0
Mark PryorDAR$59,100$4,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$2,000
Harry ReidDNV$57,750$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$27,150$3,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,500$0
Ken SalazarDCO$27,205$0
Bernie SandersIVT$46,800$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$30,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,650$9,000
Richard ShelbyRAL$12,000$8,000
Gordon SmithROR$50,166$11,250
Olympia SnoweRME$8,700$22,000
Arlen SpecterDPA$101,600$3,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$149,900$1,500
Ted StevensRAK$23,450$0
John SununuRNH$56,152$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$14,200$0
John ThuneRSD$112,982$13,925
David VitterRLA$60,357$13,000
George VoinovichROH$114,158$7,250
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0
Jim WebbDVA$23,100$250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,000$0
Roger WickerRMS$30,200$6,000
Ron WydenDOR$53,200$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$25,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$65,150$4,500
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$21,736$4,000
Max BaucusDMT$65,200$5,750
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$61,200$1,000
Bob BennettRUT$16,000$4,500
Joe BidenDDE$41,980$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,416$3,750
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$87,450$18,500
Barbara BoxerDCA$30,800$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$70,635$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$36,250$4,000
Jim BunningRKY$31,850$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$101,041$9,999
Robert ByrdDWV$44,000$0
Maria CantwellDWA$2,000$400
Ben CardinDMD$49,384$5,550
Tom CarperDDE$41,870$0
Bob CaseyDPA$39,300$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$106,000$18,500
Hillary ClintonDNY$58,550$0
Tom CoburnROK$52,757$12,988
William Thad CochranRMS$13,500$1,000
Norm ColemanRMN$94,432$40,200
Susan CollinsRME$26,732$14,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$45,150$0
Bob CorkerRTN$131,050$15,669
John CornynRTX$169,745$10,500
Larry CraigRID$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$14,500$2,500
Jim DeMintRSC$128,350$19,180
Chris DoddDCT$25,850$0
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$73,182$7,000
Pete DomeniciRNM$21,066$0
Byron DorganDND$38,750$0
Dick DurbinDIL$20,500$5,000
John EnsignRNV$51,900$11,000
Mike EnziRWY$13,000$7,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$70,453$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,200$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,300$5,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,700$13,500
Judd GreggRNH$18,950$17,500
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
Tom HarkinDIA$30,573$1,000
Orrin HatchRUT$49,800$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$104,893$5,000
Jim InhofeROK$40,150$0
Dan InouyeDHI$24,450$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$69,950$5,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$44,750$0
Ted KennedyDMA$9,300$0
John KerryDMA$5,950$11,250
Amy KlobucharDMN$27,250$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$159,250$20,400
Mary LandrieuDLA$53,400$5,500
Frank LautenbergDNJ$11,800$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$6,500$0
Carl LevinDMI$159,449$8,000
Joe LiebermanICT$64,300$6,500
Blanche LincolnDAR$54,735$11,000
Dick LugarRIN$24,025$0
Mel MartinezRFL$163,150$0
John McCainRAZ$1,300$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$58,650$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$89,050$11,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$36,750$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$66,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$41,400$5,000
Patty MurrayDWA$39,500$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$46,350$12,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$45,800$0
Mark PryorDAR$59,100$4,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$2,000
Harry ReidDNV$57,750$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$27,150$3,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$23,500$0
Ken SalazarDCO$27,205$0
Bernie SandersIVT$46,800$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$30,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,650$9,000
Richard ShelbyRAL$12,000$8,000
Gordon SmithROR$50,166$11,250
Olympia SnoweRME$8,700$22,000
Arlen SpecterDPA$101,600$3,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$149,900$1,500
Ted StevensRAK$23,450$0
John SununuRNH$56,152$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$14,200$0
John ThuneRSD$112,982$13,925
David VitterRLA$60,357$13,000
George VoinovichROH$114,158$7,250
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0
Jim WebbDVA$23,100$250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$14,000$0
Roger WickerRMS$30,200$6,000
Ron WydenDOR$53,200$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Auto dealers, new & used$2,501,689
Auto manufacturers$1,159,157
Manufacturing unions$816,674
Manufacturing$312,904

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Small business associations$413,368
Fiscal & tax policy$72,193
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