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S. 1166 - Protecting America's Workers Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims of family members, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Protecting America's Workers Act

S. 1166 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims of family members, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims of family members, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Protecting America's Workers Act
Sponsor
Patty Murray
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Department of Labor
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • State and local government operations
  • Worker safety and health
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/09/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/09/2011
6/09/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
6/09/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

13 times as much
$293,200
$1,026,630
$148,833
$822,570
$5,150
$1,376,075
$13,000
$3,235,075
$1,040,250
$381,868
$352,909
$3,200,326
$3,788,480
$1,588,936
$391,520
$17,664,822
$277,351
$343,971
$759,112
$1,380,434
34 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Protecting America's Workers Act

34 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO (2011, April 28). SAFE JOBS SAVE LIVES. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from ASMDC.
American Federation of Government Employees
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Arise Chicago
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Association of Flight Attendants - Communications Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
BlueGreen Alliance
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
CATA: The Farmworker Support Committee
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
CNYCOSH
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
ConnectiCOSH
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Construction Institute
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Farmworker Health and Safety Institute
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Houston Council for Occupational Safety and Health
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Hudson Valley Occupational Medicine Center
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Interfaith Worker Justice
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (2011, November 13). Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
International Chemical Workers Union Council
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
MassCOSH
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
National Consumers League
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
National Education Association
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
New Jersey Work Environment Council
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
New Labor
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Project
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Public Citizen
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Voces De La Frontera
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Women's Voices for the Earth
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Workers Defense Project
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Workers' Rights Center
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.
Worksafe
undersigned organizations (2011, January 19). Dear Representative:. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from Public Citizen.

3 organizations opposed this bill

Associated Builders & Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors (n.d.). OSHA REFORM . Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Industrial Minerals Association - North America
Industrial Minerals Association (n.d.). Current Bills. Retrieved March 2, 2011, from IMA-NA.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
NAW (2011, January 0). NAW Government Relations. Retrieved July 8, 2011, from National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$36,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,000$20,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$38,455$25,750
John BarrassoRWY$37,133$51,100
Max BaucusDMT$302,075$14,000
Mark BegichDAK$274,061$3,250
Michael F. BennetDCO$361,111$4,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$5,750$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$250,906$2,250
Roy BluntRMO$99,650$72,550
John BoozmanRAR$60,530$22,500
Barbara BoxerDCA$535,432$8,050
Scott P. BrownRMA$286,734$28,200
Sherrod BrownDOH$440,741$1,000
Richard BurrRNC$108,272$34,025
Maria CantwellDWA$175,913$0
Ben CardinDMD$229,225$3,750
Tom CarperDDE$73,220$0
Bob CaseyDPA$301,941$500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$91,262$50,350
Daniel CoatsRIN$28,500$17,750
Tom CoburnROK$13,650$11,500
William Thad CochranRMS$24,100$5,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$94,094$17,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$32,500$4,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$146,177$0
Bob CorkerRTN$163,000$40,750
John CornynRTX$167,950$39,850
Mike CrapoRID$37,520$15,500
Jim DeMintRSC$59,584$11,150
Dick DurbinDIL$257,260$6,218
Mike EnziRWY$17,000$7,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$150,650$0
Al FrankenDMN$393,298$4,750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$690,756$14,400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,725$11,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$67,400$8,750
Kay R. HaganDNC$268,076$0
Tom HarkinDIA$244,045$2,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$108,533$23,800
Dean HellerRNV$103,718$62,350
John HoevenRND$50,800$23,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,950$5,350
Jim InhofeROK$70,940$30,050
Dan InouyeDHI$157,950$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$87,200$26,250
Mike JohannsRNE$56,040$23,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$29,200$16,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$225,650$3,471
John F. KerryDMA$142,670$0
Mark KirkRIL$195,310$37,850
Amy KlobucharDMN$201,775$1,000
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,000$1,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$265,706$14,250
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$214,703$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$139,450$0
Mike LeeRUT$4,000$10,650
Carl LevinDMI$179,545$500
Joe LiebermanICT$-2,700$0
Dick LugarRIN$61,607$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$360,800$45,000
John McCainRAZ$26,200$11,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$310,950$9,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$244,671$41,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$404,050$15,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$359,919$250
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$186,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$88,299$24,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$102,675$22,300
Patty MurrayDWA$382,732$2,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$76,050$8,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$374,132$10,000
Rand PaulRKY$37,162$21,650
Rob PortmanROH$119,700$37,875
Mark L. PryorDAR$152,950$5,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$159,260$0
Harry ReidDNV$561,339$16,650
Jim RischRID$14,850$25,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$83,150$22,200
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$257,000$11,000
Marco RubioRFL$168,240$38,450
Bernie SandersIVT$177,840$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$319,450$5,800
Jeff SessionsRAL$68,800$17,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$345,644$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$60,750$2,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,283$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$285,070$500
Jon TesterDMT$506,585$0
John ThuneRSD$105,250$36,295
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$188,699$39,000
Mark UdallDCO$597,242$18,100
Tom UdallDNM$401,268$2,550
David VitterRLA$208,620$14,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$264,483$7,000
Jim WebbDVA$30,650$2,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$256,983$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$150,683$24,900
Ron WydenDOR$128,950$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$36,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$80,000$20,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$38,455$25,750
John BarrassoRWY$37,133$51,100
Max BaucusDMT$302,075$14,000
Mark BegichDAK$274,061$3,250
Michael F. BennetDCO$361,111$4,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$5,750$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$250,906$2,250
Roy BluntRMO$99,650$72,550
John BoozmanRAR$60,530$22,500
Barbara BoxerDCA$535,432$8,050
Scott P. BrownRMA$286,734$28,200
Sherrod BrownDOH$440,741$1,000
Richard BurrRNC$108,272$34,025
Maria CantwellDWA$175,913$0
Ben CardinDMD$229,225$3,750
Tom CarperDDE$73,220$0
Bob CaseyDPA$301,941$500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$91,262$50,350
Daniel CoatsRIN$28,500$17,750
Tom CoburnROK$13,650$11,500
William Thad CochranRMS$24,100$5,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$94,094$17,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$32,500$4,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$146,177$0
Bob CorkerRTN$163,000$40,750
John CornynRTX$167,950$39,850
Mike CrapoRID$37,520$15,500
Jim DeMintRSC$59,584$11,150
Dick DurbinDIL$257,260$6,218
Mike EnziRWY$17,000$7,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$150,650$0
Al FrankenDMN$393,298$4,750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$690,756$14,400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,725$11,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$67,400$8,750
Kay R. HaganDNC$268,076$0
Tom HarkinDIA$244,045$2,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$108,533$23,800
Dean HellerRNV$103,718$62,350
John HoevenRND$50,800$23,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,950$5,350
Jim InhofeROK$70,940$30,050
Dan InouyeDHI$157,950$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$87,200$26,250
Mike JohannsRNE$56,040$23,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$29,200$16,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$225,650$3,471
John F. KerryDMA$142,670$0
Mark KirkRIL$195,310$37,850
Amy KlobucharDMN$201,775$1,000
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,000$1,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$265,706$14,250
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$214,703$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$139,450$0
Mike LeeRUT$4,000$10,650
Carl LevinDMI$179,545$500
Joe LiebermanICT$-2,700$0
Dick LugarRIN$61,607$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$360,800$45,000
John McCainRAZ$26,200$11,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$310,950$9,500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$244,671$41,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$404,050$15,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$359,919$250
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$186,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$88,299$24,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$102,675$22,300
Patty MurrayDWA$382,732$2,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$76,050$8,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$374,132$10,000
Rand PaulRKY$37,162$21,650
Rob PortmanROH$119,700$37,875
Mark L. PryorDAR$152,950$5,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$159,260$0
Harry ReidDNV$561,339$16,650
Jim RischRID$14,850$25,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$83,150$22,200
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$257,000$11,000
Marco RubioRFL$168,240$38,450
Bernie SandersIVT$177,840$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$319,450$5,800
Jeff SessionsRAL$68,800$17,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$345,644$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$60,750$2,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,283$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$285,070$500
Jon TesterDMT$506,585$0
John ThuneRSD$105,250$36,295
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$188,699$39,000
Mark UdallDCO$597,242$18,100
Tom UdallDNM$401,268$2,550
David VitterRLA$208,620$14,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$264,483$7,000
Jim WebbDVA$30,650$2,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$256,983$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$150,683$24,900
Ron WydenDOR$128,950$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Construction, unclassified$3,788,480
Building trades unions$3,235,075
Environmental policy$3,200,326
Health care institutions$1,588,936
Air transport unions$1,376,075
Teachers unions$1,040,250
Federal employees unions$1,026,630
Manufacturing unions$822,570
Teamsters union$391,520
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$381,868
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Labor Unions$293,200
Other unions$148,833
Agricultural labor unions$13,000
Consumer groups$5,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Mining$759,112
Builders associations$343,971
Wholesale trade$277,351
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