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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.
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    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
    Payton, John (2009, December 2). Testimony of John Payton at a Hearing on “Has the Supreme Court Limited Americans’ Access to Courts?” . Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Senate Judiciary Committee.
    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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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 November 12, 2014, 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$22,440$270,950
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$1,018,700
    John BarrassoRWY$0$371,616
    Max BaucusDMT$13,000$2,082,238
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$11,950$1,567,986
    Mark BegichDAK$13,250$626,468
    Michael F. BennetDCO$13,300$1,800,051
    Bob BennettRUT$5,000$671,222
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$651,407
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$174,666
    Barbara BoxerDCA$38,300$2,427,693
    Sherrod BrownDOH$27,772$1,754,461
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$45,090
    Jim BunningRKY$0$180,866
    Richard BurrRNC$250$1,617,953
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$354,815
    Maria CantwellDWA$16,450$1,334,332
    Ben CardinDMD$35,450$1,585,995
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,041,054
    Bob CaseyDPA$91,100$4,258,816
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,764,357
    Tom CoburnROK$0$446,666
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$492,064
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$1,127,746
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$940,902
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,929,299
    John CornynRTX$3,000$2,740,865
    Mike CrapoRID$0$704,542
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$978,863
    Chris DoddDCT$34,350$1,962,597
    Byron DorganDND$2,000$630,723
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,750$2,301,217
    John EnsignRNV$0$846,323
    Mike EnziRWY$0$479,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$23,698$1,047,917
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,223,203
    Al FrankenDMN$40,818$1,294,822
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$47,756$3,451,975
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,500$1,570,007
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$1,020,522
    Judd GreggRNH$0$60,950
    Kay R. HaganDNC$20,999$876,111
    Tom HarkinDIA$32,530$944,067
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$1,317,702
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$1,078,809
    Jim InhofeROK$0$595,395
    Dan InouyeDHI$9,000$656,310
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,354,969
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$639,484
    Tim JohnsonDSD$14,648$655,043
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$15,400$1,029,917
    John F. KerryDMA$14,200$855,146
    Amy KlobucharDMN$48,163$1,493,693
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,931,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,050$2,093,506
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$6,300$1,459,589
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$639,219
    Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,130,256
    Joe LiebermanICT$50,250$2,895,155
    Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,489,902
    Dick LugarRIN$12,750$515,765
    Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$536,547
    John McCainRAZ$17,500$804,181
    Claire McCaskillDMO$23,220$2,039,265
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$2,774,926
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$89,570$3,392,376
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$36,337$726,293
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,350$612,423
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$600,556
    Patty MurrayDWA$15,484$1,399,035
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$1,472,836
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,424,750
    Mark L. PryorDAR$8,500$1,100,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$753,822
    Harry ReidDNV$37,405$4,197,625
    Jim RischRID$0$282,949
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$758,782
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,116,424
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$127,319
    Chuck SchumerDNY$16,628$2,996,754
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$783,280
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$26,609$771,995
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$971,500
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,900$535,626
    Arlen SpecterDPA$68,370$2,653,773
    Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,745,080
    Jon TesterDMT$5,199$683,003
    John ThuneRSD$0$930,306
    Mark UdallDCO$44,334$1,563,090
    Tom UdallDNM$41,467$1,020,358
    David VitterRLA$0$1,214,454
    George VoinovichROH$0$487,905
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$49,550$2,436,505
    Jim WebbDVA$14,510$819,857
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,083,417
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$1,223,673
    Ron WydenDOR$2,000$1,044,167

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$22,440$270,950
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$1,018,700
    John BarrassoRWY$0$371,616
    Max BaucusDMT$13,000$2,082,238
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$11,950$1,567,986
    Mark BegichDAK$13,250$626,468
    Michael F. BennetDCO$13,300$1,800,051
    Bob BennettRUT$5,000$671,222
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$651,407
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$174,666
    Barbara BoxerDCA$38,300$2,427,693
    Sherrod BrownDOH$27,772$1,754,461
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$45,090
    Jim BunningRKY$0$180,866
    Richard BurrRNC$250$1,617,953
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
    Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$354,815
    Maria CantwellDWA$16,450$1,334,332
    Ben CardinDMD$35,450$1,585,995
    Tom CarperDDE$1,580$1,041,054
    Bob CaseyDPA$91,100$4,258,816
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$1,764,357
    Tom CoburnROK$0$446,666
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$492,064
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$1,127,746
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$940,902
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,929,299
    John CornynRTX$3,000$2,740,865
    Mike CrapoRID$0$704,542
    Jim DeMintRSC$0$978,863
    Chris DoddDCT$34,350$1,962,597
    Byron DorganDND$2,000$630,723
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,750$2,301,217
    John EnsignRNV$0$846,323
    Mike EnziRWY$0$479,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$23,698$1,047,917
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$1,223,203
    Al FrankenDMN$40,818$1,294,822
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$47,756$3,451,975
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,500$1,570,007
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,250$1,020,522
    Judd GreggRNH$0$60,950
    Kay R. HaganDNC$20,999$876,111
    Tom HarkinDIA$32,530$944,067
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$1,317,702
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$1,078,809
    Jim InhofeROK$0$595,395
    Dan InouyeDHI$9,000$656,310
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$1,354,969
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$639,484
    Tim JohnsonDSD$14,648$655,043
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$15,400$1,029,917
    John F. KerryDMA$14,200$855,146
    Amy KlobucharDMN$48,163$1,493,693
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$3,400$1,931,500
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,050$2,093,506
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$6,300$1,459,589
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$639,219
    Carl LevinDMI$21,771$1,130,256
    Joe LiebermanICT$50,250$2,895,155
    Blanche LincolnDAR$15,012$1,489,902
    Dick LugarRIN$12,750$515,765
    Mel MartinezRFL$3,300$536,547
    John McCainRAZ$17,500$804,181
    Claire McCaskillDMO$23,220$2,039,265
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$29,100$2,774,926
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$89,570$3,392,376
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$36,337$726,293
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,350$612,423
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$600,556
    Patty MurrayDWA$15,484$1,399,035
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$1,472,836
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$6,000$3,424,750
    Mark L. PryorDAR$8,500$1,100,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$753,822
    Harry ReidDNV$37,405$4,197,625
    Jim RischRID$0$282,949
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$758,782
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$1,116,424
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,500$127,319
    Chuck SchumerDNY$16,628$2,996,754
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$783,280
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$26,609$771,995
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$971,500
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,900$535,626
    Arlen SpecterDPA$68,370$2,653,773
    Debbie StabenowDMI$23,050$1,745,080
    Jon TesterDMT$5,199$683,003
    John ThuneRSD$0$930,306
    Mark UdallDCO$44,334$1,563,090
    Tom UdallDNM$41,467$1,020,358
    David VitterRLA$0$1,214,454
    George VoinovichROH$0$487,905
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$49,550$2,436,505
    Jim WebbDVA$14,510$819,857
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,000$1,083,417
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$1,223,673
    Ron WydenDOR$2,000$1,044,167

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,098,999
    Elderly issues/Social Security$314,820

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$65,538,129
    Real Estate developers & subdividers$11,952,959
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,785,088
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,952,798
    Accountants$5,249,204
    Accident & health insurance$3,448,390
    Telephone utilities$3,066,962
    Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$3,026,116
    Chemicals$2,803,681
    HMOs$2,455,730
    Property & casualty insurance$2,298,200
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,085,832
    Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,074,897
    Auto manufacturers$945,979
    Toiletries & cosmetics$726,563
    Construction equipment$517,550
    Beverage bottling & distribution$358,716
    Manufacturing$301,439
    Small business associations$263,612
    Chambers of commerce$222,524
    General business associations$213,253
    Building materials$167,195
    Pro-business associations$85,613
    Construction & Public Works$52,150
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