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S. 1504 - Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

supreme court, judiciary, law - Law. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large… More
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

S. 1504 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
supreme court, judiciary, law
Summary
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide that Federal courts shall not dismiss complaints under rule 12(b)(6) or (e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, except under the standards set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States in Conley v. Gibson, 355 U.S. 41 (1957).
Other Titles
  • Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009
Sponsor
Arlen Specter
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Judicial procedure and administration
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced7/22/2009
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/22/2009
    7/22/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7890-7891)
    7/22/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    2 Organizations Supported and 48 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009

    2 organizations supported this bill

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    Testimony of John Payton, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.: Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 111th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2010). (Testimony of John Payton). Retrieved January 13, 2010, from NAACP yes.pdf.
    National Senior Citizens Law Center
    Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel, National Senior Citizens Law Center (2009, December 2). Statement of the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from National Senior Citizen Law Center.

    48 organizations opposed this bill

    AEGON USA
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Allstate Insurance
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    American Council of Engineering Companies
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    American Insurance Association
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    American Tort Reform Association
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    ASFE: The Geoprofessional Business Association
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    AT&T
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Caterpillar
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Civil Justice Association of California
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    CNA Financial
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Construction Industry Round Table
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Deloitte
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Dow Chemical Company
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    DRI
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    East Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Eli Lilly and Company
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    ExxonMobil
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009". Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Ford Motor Company
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    General Electric
    undersigned organizations (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Honeywell
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Illinois Civil Justice League
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    International Association of Defense Counsel
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Lawyers for Civil Justice
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Liberty Mutual Group
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Mississippians for Economic Progress
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance
    (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Oregon Liability Reform Coalition
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Pfizer
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Procter & Gamble
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Shell
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    State Farm Insurance
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Texas Civil Justice League
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    The Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Unitrin
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Verizon Communications
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    WellPoint
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Westfield Corporation
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2009, December 1). Multi-industry letter opposing S. 1504, the "Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$21,490$224,250
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$924,450
    John BarrassoRWY$0$330,456
    Max BaucusDMT$14,000$1,948,310
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,450$1,436,102
    Mark BegichDAK$20,000$534,263
    Michael BennetDCO$20,400$1,786,842
    Bob BennettRUT$4,000$563,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$7,000$601,125
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$141,866
    Barbara BoxerDCA$59,950$2,292,613
    Sherrod BrownDOH$28,272$1,701,474
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$29,340
    Jim BunningRKY$0$139,183
    Richard BurrRNC$250$1,403,754
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,000
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$333,701
    Maria CantwellDWA$26,850$1,261,549
    Ben CardinDMD$37,550$1,405,287
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,051,131
    Bob CaseyDPA$83,150$4,207,817
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,555,982
    Tom CoburnROK$250$428,390
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$447,314
    Susan CollinsRME$0$1,033,680
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$7,000$876,528
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,562,617
    John CornynRTX$12,200$2,453,216
    Mike CrapoRID$9,200$657,154
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$910,114
    Chris DoddDCT$25,250$1,463,947
    Byron DorganDND$2,000$494,873
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,350$2,215,196
    John EnsignRNV$0$806,451
    Mike EnziRWY$0$423,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$21,448$985,657
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,093,997
    Alan FrankenDMN$32,437$1,180,376
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$41,606$3,325,326
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,900$1,409,081
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$928,337
    Judd GreggRNH$0$58,950
    Kay HaganDNC$5,506$589,658
    Tom HarkinDIA$25,930$904,687
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$1,217,352
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$902,635
    Jim InhofeROK$2,400$534,199
    Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$599,760
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,180,883
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$622,898
    Tim JohnsonDSD$22,248$620,440
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$12,900$1,024,548
    John KerryDMA$12,300$1,024,553
    Amy KlobucharDMN$57,963$1,467,213
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,635,768
    Mary LandrieuDLA$18,800$2,065,694
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,800$1,401,942
    Patrick LeahyDVT$2,750$665,969
    Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,089,603
    Joe LiebermanICT$37,100$2,518,965
    Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,345,288
    Dick LugarRIN$15,750$453,640
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,000$561,330
    John McCainRAZ$17,500$723,181
    Claire McCaskillDMO$24,470$1,826,467
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,950$2,545,101
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$83,470$3,004,474
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$30,206$640,154
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$16,000$589,336
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$547,982
    Patty MurrayDWA$33,668$1,324,314
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,999$1,457,186
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,160,771
    Mark PryorDAR$10,000$1,068,766
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$685,803
    Harry ReidDNV$54,505$4,185,774
    Jim RischRID$0$243,849
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$704,743
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,073,298
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$121,529
    Chuck SchumerDNY$26,228$2,869,129
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$684,339
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,228$692,136
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$870,950
    Olympia SnoweRME$18,100$465,398
    Arlen SpecterDPA$59,070$2,589,774
    Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,589,915
    Jon TesterDMT$7,599$676,447
    John ThuneRSD$3,400$821,663
    Mark UdallDCO$39,303$1,537,368
    Tom UdallDNM$52,407$930,255
    David VitterRLA$0$1,085,520
    George VoinovichROH$0$464,165
    Mark WarnerDVA$46,950$2,187,817
    Jim WebbDVA$12,010$674,679
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,033,736
    Roger WickerRMS$3,300$971,923
    Ron WydenDOR$5,400$969,657

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$21,490$224,250
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$924,450
    John BarrassoRWY$0$330,456
    Max BaucusDMT$14,000$1,948,310
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,450$1,436,102
    Mark BegichDAK$20,000$534,263
    Michael BennetDCO$20,400$1,786,842
    Bob BennettRUT$4,000$563,400
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$7,000$601,125
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$141,866
    Barbara BoxerDCA$59,950$2,292,613
    Sherrod BrownDOH$28,272$1,701,474
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$29,340
    Jim BunningRKY$0$139,183
    Richard BurrRNC$250$1,403,754
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,000
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$333,701
    Maria CantwellDWA$26,850$1,261,549
    Ben CardinDMD$37,550$1,405,287
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,051,131
    Bob CaseyDPA$83,150$4,207,817
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,555,982
    Tom CoburnROK$250$428,390
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$447,314
    Susan CollinsRME$0$1,033,680
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$7,000$876,528
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,562,617
    John CornynRTX$12,200$2,453,216
    Mike CrapoRID$9,200$657,154
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$910,114
    Chris DoddDCT$25,250$1,463,947
    Byron DorganDND$2,000$494,873
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,350$2,215,196
    John EnsignRNV$0$806,451
    Mike EnziRWY$0$423,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$21,448$985,657
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,093,997
    Alan FrankenDMN$32,437$1,180,376
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$41,606$3,325,326
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,900$1,409,081
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$928,337
    Judd GreggRNH$0$58,950
    Kay HaganDNC$5,506$589,658
    Tom HarkinDIA$25,930$904,687
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$1,217,352
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$902,635
    Jim InhofeROK$2,400$534,199
    Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$599,760
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,180,883
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$622,898
    Tim JohnsonDSD$22,248$620,440
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$12,900$1,024,548
    John KerryDMA$12,300$1,024,553
    Amy KlobucharDMN$57,963$1,467,213
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,635,768
    Mary LandrieuDLA$18,800$2,065,694
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,800$1,401,942
    Patrick LeahyDVT$2,750$665,969
    Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,089,603
    Joe LiebermanICT$37,100$2,518,965
    Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,345,288
    Dick LugarRIN$15,750$453,640
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,000$561,330
    John McCainRAZ$17,500$723,181
    Claire McCaskillDMO$24,470$1,826,467
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,950$2,545,101
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$83,470$3,004,474
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$30,206$640,154
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$16,000$589,336
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$547,982
    Patty MurrayDWA$33,668$1,324,314
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,999$1,457,186
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,160,771
    Mark PryorDAR$10,000$1,068,766
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$685,803
    Harry ReidDNV$54,505$4,185,774
    Jim RischRID$0$243,849
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$704,743
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,073,298
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$121,529
    Chuck SchumerDNY$26,228$2,869,129
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$684,339
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$21,228$692,136
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$870,950
    Olympia SnoweRME$18,100$465,398
    Arlen SpecterDPA$59,070$2,589,774
    Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,589,915
    Jon TesterDMT$7,599$676,447
    John ThuneRSD$3,400$821,663
    Mark UdallDCO$39,303$1,537,368
    Tom UdallDNM$52,407$930,255
    David VitterRLA$0$1,085,520
    George VoinovichROH$0$464,165
    Mark WarnerDVA$46,950$2,187,817
    Jim WebbDVA$12,010$674,679
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,033,736
    Roger WickerRMS$3,300$971,923
    Ron WydenDOR$5,400$969,657

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,178,922
    Elderly issues/Social Security$312,604

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$65,739,617
    Real Estate developers & subdividers$9,411,899
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,144,570
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,698,847
    Accident & health insurance$3,321,165
    Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$2,736,597
    Chemicals$2,469,934
    HMOs$2,350,715
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,322,962
    Property & casualty insurance$2,128,994
    Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,029,647
    Cellular systems and equipment$1,553,962
    Telecommunications$1,211,137
    Auto manufacturers$942,799
    Financial services & consulting$852,750
    Construction equipment$409,250
    Small business associations$323,862
    General business associations$309,753
    Beverage bottling & distribution$309,750
    Builders associations$260,875
    Chambers of commerce$211,839
    Manufacturing$195,240
    Building materials$140,310
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