S. 1789 - Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

Crime and law enforcement. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on March 17, 2010.

Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

S. 1789 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing.
Other Titles
  • Fair Sentencing Act of 2009
  • Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
  • Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
  • Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Firearms and explosives
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Violent crime
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced10/15/2009
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate3/17/2010
Passed House7/28/2010
Signed by President8/03/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.3/17/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.7/28/2010PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/15/2009
10/15/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S10490-10492)
10/15/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Put on a legislative calendar3/11/2010Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
3/15/2010Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar3/15/2010Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 316.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage3/17/2010Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
3/18/2010Received in the House.
3/18/2010Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/18/2010Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
3/18/2010Referred to House Judiciary
3/18/2010Referred to House Energy and Commerce
6/15/2010Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
7/28/2010Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
7/28/2010Considered under suspension of the rules.
7/28/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1789.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/28/2010On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Presented to President7/28/2010Cleared for White House.
Presented to President7/29/2010Presented to President.
Signed8/03/2010Signed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

15 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Fair Sentencing Act of 2010: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

15 organizations supported this bill

American Bar Association
Thomas M. Susman (2010, March 9). ABA Expresses Strong Support for S. 1789, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2010, from American Bar Association .
American Civil Liberties Union
Laura Murphy (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American Federation of Government Employees
Beth Motin (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Break The Chains, Communities Of Color And The War On Drugs
Deborah Small (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from .
Campaign For The Fair Sentencing Of Youth
Jody Kent (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from .
Center for Law and Social Justice
Esmeralda Simmons (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Correctional Education Association
Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
General Commission on Religion and Race, United Methodist Church
Grassroots Leadership
Si Kahn (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from .
International Community Corrections Association
Jane Browning (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Maggie Kao (2010, March 17). Statement by Wade Henderson, President of The Leadership Conference, on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Vote to Amend and Pass The Fair Sentencing Act (S. 1789) . Retrieved April 21, 2010, from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Hilary Shelton (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from .
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Hujar Orr (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
National Urban League
Marc Morial (2010, March 10). Pass S. 1789 “Fair Sentencing Act of 2009” with no amendments. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from American Civil Liberties Union.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (n.d.). Ensure Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing. Retrieved April 21, 2010, from Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

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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, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$253,540$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$412,804$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$55,007$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$698,804$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,011,653$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$537,020$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$1,270,171$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$142,200$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$466,970$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$65,500$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,023,067$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$393,423$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,508,914$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$16,840$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$35,450$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$447,483$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$268,326$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,330,088$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$1,059,770$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$355,471$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$4,160,673$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$649,735$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$94,439$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$204,764$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$467,380$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$608,568$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$657,464$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,247,733$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$171,540$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$323,713$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$710,476$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$297,573$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$2,148,306$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$217,563$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$49,501$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,021,718$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$621,690$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$1,204,121$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,832,098$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,200,619$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$222,438$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$4,750$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$450,137$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$654,837$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$525,417$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$525,935$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$165,768$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$364,910$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$434,132$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$153,449$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$320,974$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$726,997$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,347,740$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$700,474$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,446,056$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$869,932$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$624,415$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$796,297$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,204,306$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$681,356$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$300,890$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$301,856$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,789,807$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$916,333$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,978,638$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$565,890$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$333,791$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$186,522$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$898,758$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$565,957$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,910,028$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$809,901$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$436,617$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$3,561,385$0Yes
Jim RischRID$60,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$196,853$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$756,622$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$176,259$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,985,389$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$355,839$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$598,407$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$349,550$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$175,535$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,811,838$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,331,496$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$621,242$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$231,553$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$1,183,504$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$890,357$0Yes
David VitterRLA$445,159$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$148,340$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$1,569,175$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$623,389$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,065,002$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$409,573$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$545,663$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$253,540$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$412,804$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$55,007$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$698,804$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,011,653$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$537,020$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$1,270,171$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$142,200$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$466,970$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$65,500$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,023,067$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$393,423$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,508,914$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$16,840$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$35,450$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$447,483$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$268,326$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,330,088$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$1,059,770$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$355,471$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$4,160,673$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$649,735$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$94,439$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$204,764$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$467,380$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$608,568$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$657,464$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,247,733$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$171,540$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$323,713$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$710,476$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$297,573$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$2,148,306$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$217,563$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$49,501$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,021,718$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$621,690$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$1,204,121$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,832,098$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,200,619$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$222,438$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$4,750$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$450,137$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$654,837$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$525,417$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$525,935$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$165,768$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$364,910$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$434,132$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$153,449$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$320,974$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$726,997$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,347,740$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$700,474$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,446,056$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$869,932$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$624,415$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$796,297$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,204,306$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$681,356$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$300,890$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$301,856$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,789,807$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$916,333$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,978,638$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$565,890$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$333,791$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$186,522$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$898,758$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$565,957$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,910,028$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$809,901$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$436,617$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$3,561,385$0Yes
Jim RischRID$60,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$196,853$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$756,622$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$176,259$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,985,389$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$355,839$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$598,407$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$349,550$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$175,535$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,811,838$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,331,496$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$621,242$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$231,553$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$1,183,504$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$890,357$0Yes
David VitterRLA$445,159$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$148,340$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$1,569,175$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$623,389$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,065,002$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$409,573$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$545,663$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$65,018,887
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,762,000
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,168,572
Federal employees unions$1,030,850
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$322,675
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$218,029
Human Rights$31,100

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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