S. 43 - Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2007

Social security. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to preserve and protect Social Security benefits of American workers and to help ensure greater congressional oversight of the Social Security system by requiring that both Houses of Congress approve a totalization agreement before the agreement, giving foreign workers Social Security benefits, can go into effect. (by More
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to preserve and protect Social Security benefits of American workers and to help ensure greater congressional oversight of the Social Security system by requiring that both Houses of Congress approve a totalization agreement before the agreement, giving foreign workers Social Security benefits, can go into effect. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2007

S. 43 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to preserve and protect Social Security benefits of American workers and to help ensure greater congressional oversight of the Social Security system by requiring that both Houses of Congress approve a totalization agreement before the agreement, giving foreign workers Social Security benefits, can go into effect. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to preserve and protect Social Security benefits of American workers and to help ensure greater congressional oversight of the Social Security system by requiring that both Houses of Congress approve a totalization agreement before the agreement, giving foreign workers Social Security benefits, can go into effect.
Other Titles
  • Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2007
  • STAR Act
Sponsor
John Ensign
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Social security
  • Alien labor
  • Congress
  • Congress and foreign policy
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Foreign policy
  • Immigration
  • International affairs
  • Labor
  • Legislative resolutions
  • Medical care
  • Medicine
  • Negotiations
  • Old age, survivors and disability insurance
  • President and foreign policy
  • Presidents
  • Social security beneficiaries
  • Social security finance
  • Treaties
  • Vital statistics
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Major Actions
Introduced1/04/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/04/2007
1/04/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2003 For $4,000 Against $0
  2. March - April 2003 For $9,750 Against $0
  3. May - June 2003 For $21,750 Against $0
  4. July - August 2003 For $2,500 Against $0
  5. September - October 2003 For $6,000 Against $0
  6. November - December 2003 For $5,000 Against $0
  7. January - February 2004 For $10,500 Against $0
  8. March - April 2004 For $4,250 Against $0
  9. May - June 2004 For $22,200 Against $0
  10. July - August 2004 For $14,500 Against $0
  11. September - October 2004 For $31,687 Against $0
  12. November - December 2004 For $4,000 Against $0
  13. January - February 2005 For $14,080 Against $0
  14. March - April 2005 For $11,000 Against $0
  15. May - June 2005 For $13,750 Against $0
  16. July - August 2005 For $5,000 Against $0
  17. September - October 2005 For $14,450 Against $0
  18. November - December 2005 For $3,250 Against $0
  19. January - February 2006 For $8,250 Against $0
  20. March - April 2006 For $21,250 Against $0
  21. May - June 2006 For $10,550 Against $0
  22. July - August 2006 For $7,850 Against $0
  23. September - October 2006 For $54,798 Against $0
  24. November - December 2006 For $6,900 Against $0
  25. January - February 2007 For $1,500 Against $0
  26. March - April 2007 For $5,500 Against $0
  27. May - June 2007 For $11,000 Against $0
  28. July - August 2007 For $8,500 Against $0
  29. September - October 2007 For $3,400 Against $0
  30. November - December 2007 For $2,500 Against $0
  31. January - February 2008 For $1,000 Against $0
  32. March - April 2008 For $7,500 Against $0
  33. May - June 2008 For $3,000 Against $0
  34. July - August 2008 For $31,000 Against $0
  35. September - October 2008 For $4,800 Against $0
  36. November - December 2008 For $-3,000 Against $0

Votes

    2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2007

    2 organizations supported this bill

    Senior Citizens League
    (n.d.). The Senior Citizens' League; "Social Security Totalization Agreement Reform Act of 2007"; 2-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
    United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
    (n.d.). United Brotherhood of Carpenters Yes; "Totalization Agreement Allows Social Security to go to Illegal Alien Workers". Retrieved n.d., from .

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$1,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$6,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$2,500$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$21,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$12,950$0
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$19,550$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$19,950$0
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$0$0
    Susan CollinsRME$0$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
    Chris DoddDCT$6,800$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0
    Byron DorganDND$4,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$4,000$0
    John EnsignRNV$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,499$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$3,200$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$7,000$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$1,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$8,000$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$3,050$0
    John KerryDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$12,700$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$6,000$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$10,000$0
    Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$3,400$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$7,000$0
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,250$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$7,500$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$10,000$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$19,588$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,500$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$8,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0
    Harry ReidDNV$21,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$16,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$8,000$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$5,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$7,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$7,500$0
    Ted StevensRAK$0$0
    John SununuRNH$0$0
    Jon TesterDMT$7,699$0
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$300$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    George VoinovichROH$2,000$0
    John WarnerRVA$5,000$0
    Jim WebbDVA$1,550$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$3,000$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$6,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$2,500$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,000$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$21,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,500$0
    Ben CardinDMD$12,950$0
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$19,550$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$19,950$0
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$0$0
    Susan CollinsRME$0$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,000$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
    Chris DoddDCT$6,800$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0
    Byron DorganDND$4,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$4,000$0
    John EnsignRNV$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,499$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$3,200$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$7,000$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$1,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$8,000$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$3,050$0
    John KerryDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$12,700$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$6,000$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$10,000$0
    Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$3,400$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$7,000$0
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,250$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$7,500$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$10,000$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$19,588$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,500$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$8,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0
    Harry ReidDNV$21,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$16,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$8,000$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$5,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$7,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$7,500$0
    Ted StevensRAK$0$0
    John SununuRNH$0$0
    Jon TesterDMT$7,699$0
    Craig ThomasRWY$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$300$0
    David VitterRLA$0$0
    George VoinovichROH$2,000$0
    John WarnerRVA$5,000$0
    Jim WebbDVA$1,550$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$3,000$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Elderly issues/Social Security$268,215
    Other unions$115,750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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