S. 1549 - Supporting Unemployed Workers Act of 2011

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Supporting Unemployed Workers Act of 2011

S. 1549 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.
Other Titles
  • American Jobs Act of 2011
  • Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long-Term Development Act
  • Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011
  • Pathways Back to Work Act of 2011
  • Supporting Unemployed Workers Act of 2011
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Labor and employment
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Advisory bodies
    • Appropriations
    • Aviation and airports
    • Budget deficits and national debt
    • Building construction
    • Business investment and capital
    • Buy American requirements
    • Congressional committees
    • Congressional oversight
    • Economic development
    • Economic performance and conditions
    • Education programs funding
    • Educational facilities and institutions
    • Electric power generation and transmission
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Emergency communications systems
    • Employee hiring
    • Employment and training programs
    • Employment discrimination and employee rights
    • Employment taxes
    • Energy efficiency and conservation
    • Energy storage, supplies, demand
    • Executive agency funding and structure
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Financial services and investments
    • First responders and emergency personnel
    • Government corporations and government-sponsored enterprises
    • Government lending and loan guarantees
    • Government trust funds
    • Higher education
    • Housing and community development funding
    • Housing finance and home ownership
    • Income tax credits
    • Income tax deductions
    • Income tax exclusion
    • Income tax rates
    • Indian lands and resources rights
    • Indian social and development programs
    • Infrastructure development
    • Internet and video services
    • Law enforcement administration and funding
    • Law enforcement officers
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Low- and moderate-income housing
    • Manufacturing
    • Marine and inland water transportation
    • Metals
    • Minority education
    • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
    • Navigation, waterways, harbors
    • Oil and gas
    • Preschool education
    • Public contracts and procurement
    • Public transit
    • Railroads
    • Research administration and funding
    • Research and development
    • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
    • Roads and highways
    • Rural conditions and development
    • Securities
    • Self-employed
    • Small business
    • Social security and elderly assistance
    • Solid waste and recycling
    • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
    • Taxation of foreign income
    • Teaching, teachers, curricula
    • Telephone and wireless communication
    • Temporary and part-time employment
    • Transportation programs funding
    • U.S. territories and protectorates
    • Unemployment
    • Urban and suburban affairs and development
    • User charges and fees
    • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
    • Wages and earnings
    • Water quality
    • Water resources funding
    • Water use and supply
    • Youth employment and child labor
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced9/13/2011
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced9/13/2011
    9/13/2011Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/14/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 165.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $331,425 Against $36,030
    2. March - April 2007 For $1,050,680 Against $63,950
    3. May - June 2007 For $851,177 Against $144,033
    4. July - August 2007 For $369,736 Against $70,250
    5. September - October 2007 For $868,811 Against $101,100
    6. November - December 2007 For $1,169,597 Against $93,760
    7. January - February 2008 For $567,060 Against $71,150
    8. March - April 2008 For $1,010,517 Against $120,435
    9. May - June 2008 For $1,757,707 Against $184,946
    10. July - August 2008 For $1,004,735 Against $155,787
    11. September - October 2008 For $2,817,464 Against $403,188
    12. November - December 2008 For $368,580 Against $324,018
    13. January - February 2009 For $406,028 Against $56,866
    14. March - April 2009 For $765,194 Against $134,531
    15. May - June 2009 For $634,058 Against $656,428
    16. July - August 2009 For $244,422 Against $127,154
    17. September - October 2009 For $551,339 Against $211,975
    18. November - December 2009 For $457,450 Against $325,667
    19. January - February 2010 For $372,567 Against $446,610
    20. March - April 2010 For $778,987 Against $460,734
    21. May - June 2010 For $1,008,293 Against $640,993
    22. July - August 2010 For $1,037,183 Against $417,035
    23. September - October 2010 For $2,215,765 Against $1,013,548
    24. November - December 2010 For $211,177 Against $66,060
    25. January - February 2011 For $568,418 Against $19,100
    26. March - April 2011 For $978,045 Against $68,225
    27. May - June 2011 For $959,837 Against $43,845
    28. July - August 2011 For $538,968 Against $37,700
    29. September - October 2011 For $730,784 Against $64,670
    30. November - December 2011 For $964,717 Against $67,550
    31. January - February 2012 For $481,707 Against $65,413
    32. March - April 2012 For $839,360 Against $63,941
    33. May - June 2012 For $1,064,344 Against $88,423
    34. July - August 2012 For $964,061 Against $108,809
    35. September - October 2012 For $1,672,960 Against $241,477
    36. November - December 2012 For $381,250 Against $34,300

    Votes

      39 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Supporting Unemployed Workers Act of 2011

      39 organizations supported this bill

      Alliance for American Manufacturing
      AAM (2011, September 8). Reaction to President Obama's Jobs Speech by Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AAM.
      Amalgamated Transit Union
      Roscow, David (2011, August 24). Transit Union Praises Obama Jobs Plan. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from ATU.
      American Federation of Government Employees
      Hall, Mike (2011, September 9). Unions, Allies Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFL-CIO.
      American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
      Fleming, Chris (2011, September 8). President Obama Is Right: We Need Jobs Right Now. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFSCME.
      American Federation of Teachers
      Weingarten, Randi (n.d.). President's Bold Jobs Plan Will Revive Economy and Rebuild Nation. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFT.
      American Institute of Architects
      AIA (2011, September 9). AIA Responds to Obama's Address. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from Residential Design + Build.
      American Public Transportation Association
      American Public Transportation Association (2011, September 9). APTA Commends President Obama for Focus on Creating Jobs Through Investing in Transportation Infrastructure. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Press Releases > 2011.
      Associated General Contractors of America
      Stephen E. Sandherr, Associated General Contractors of America (2011, September 9). PRESIDENT'S JOBS PROPOSAL WILL CREATE JOBS, BOOST PRIVATE SECTOR ACTIVITY AND PROTECT TAXPAYERS, CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL SAYS. Retrieved October 5, 2011, from Press Release.
      Biotechnology Industry Organization
      Joseph, Jeff (2011, September 9). BIO Comments on “The American Jobs Act”. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from BIO.
      BlueGreen Alliance
      Schwinghammer, Kelly & Eric Steen (2011, September 8). With Stage Set, Up to Congress to Move Forward on Creating Good, American Jobs. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Blue Green Alliance.
      Center for American Progress
      Center for American Progress Action Fund (2011, September 14). Rebuild America. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Take Action.
      Communications Workers of America
      Johnson, Candice (2011, September 8). It's Time to Get Serious About Good Jobs. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from CWA.
      Council for Exceptional Children
      Shinn, Dianne (2011, September 12). CEC Supports the American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from CEC.
      Economic Policy Institute
      Mishel, Lawrence (2011, September 8). How effective is President Obama’s jobs plan?. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from EPI.
      Hispanic Federation
      Rodríguez-López, Lillian (2011, September 9). Hispanic Federation Backs American Jobs Act. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from Whitehouse.gov.
      International Association of Fire Fighters
      Hall, Mike (2011, September 9). Unions, Allies Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFL-CIO.
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
      Hill, Edwin D. (2011, September 9). Jobs Bill Critical First Step in Addressing Unemployment Crisis. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from IBEW.
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters
      Teamsters (2011, September 9). Teamsters Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from Whitehouse.gov.
      International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
      Hall, Mike (2011, September 9). Unions, Allies Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFL-CIO.
      Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
      (2011, September 9). LCLAA Statement on the President's Jobs Speech. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Facebook.
      Laborers' International Union of North America
      O'Sullivan, Terry (2011, September 8). American Jobs Act, Strong Highway Bill Key to Reviving Our Economy, Creating Jobs. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from LiUNA.
      Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
      Henderson, Wade and Nancy Zirkin (2011, September 14). Support the American Jobs Act. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from LCCHR.
      Midwest High Speed Rail Association
      The Midwest High Speed Rail Association (n.d.). Thank @BarackObama for putting $4B for high speed rail in the jobs bill sent to Congress today (and $2B for @Amtrak ). http://www.scribd.com/doc/64723145/American-Jobs-Act-Final. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Twitter: @HSRail.
      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
      Shelton, Hillary O. (2011, October 4). The American Jobs Act is Introduced in Both The U.S. Senate and The House of Representatives. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from NAACP.
      National Association of Police Organizations
      NAPO (2011, October 1). THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT’S POTENTIAL IMPACT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from NAPO.
      National Association of Secondary School Principals
      Farrace, Bob (2011, September 12). NASSP Urges Support for American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from NASSP.
      National Education Association
      Robertson, Sara (2011, September 8). President's jobs plan to repair schools and keep educators in classrooms. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from NEA.
      National Employment Law Project
      Bradley, Tim (2011, September 8). NELP STATEMENT ON OBAMA JOBS SPEECH. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from NELP.
      National League of Cities
      Minchak, Gregory (2011, September 12). NLC Calls on Congress to Pass American Jobs Act Right Away. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from NLC.
      National Organization for Women
      NOW (2011, September 9). NOW Urges Congress: Pass a Major Jobs Bill NOW!. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from NOW.
      National Wildlife Federation
      National Wildlife Federation (2011, September 8). American Jobs Act Would Offer Greening Opportunities To A Third of U.S. Schools. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from Wildlife Promise.
      Service Employees International Union
      Henry, Mary Kay (2011, September 9). Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Backs American Jobs Act. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from SEIU.
      Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
      SMWIA (2011, September 9). Statement from SMWIA GP Nigro On American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from SMWIA.
      Transport Workers Union of America
      Little, James C. (2011, September 8). TWU President James C. Little On President Obama’s Jobs Speech. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from TWU.
      United Association
      Hall, Mike (2011, September 9). Unions, Allies Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFL-CIO.
      United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
      Hansen, Joseph (2011, September 8). STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLAN TO PUT AMERICANS BACK TO WORK . Retrieved September 14, 2011, from UFCW.
      United Steelworkers
      Gerard, Leo W. (2011, September 8). USW statement on President Obama’s jobs address to Congress. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from USW.
      USAction
      (2011, September 9). Tell Congress to pass Pres. Obama’s American Jobs Act and KEEP GOING. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from Inside US Action.
      Utility Workers Union of America
      Hall, Mike (2011, September 9). Unions, Allies Back American Jobs Act. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from AFL-CIO.

      3 organizations opposed this bill

      FreedomWorks
      FreedomWorks (2011, September 13). Obama’s American Jobs Act will Crush Jobs. Retrieved October 5, 2011, from Blog.
      Heritage Foundation
      Ashe Schow, Heritage Action for America (2011, September 12). Pres. Obama’s Jobs Plan Won’t Create Jobs (Shocker). Retrieved October 5, 2011, from Driving the Day .
      National Small Business Association
      NSBA (2011, September 14). American Jobs Act Introduced. Retrieved October 11, 2011, from NSBA.

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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

      NamePartysort iconState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Al FrankenDMN$963,425$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$526,450$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$305,758$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$2,314,695$0
      Ben CardinDMD$277,475$4,000
      Bob CaseyDPA$456,852$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$455,250$1,000
      Carl LevinDMI$317,419$3,000
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$266,267$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$366,581$6,900
      Claire McCaskillDMO$1,682,320$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$379,776$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$164,700$1,000
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,000$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$749,344$500
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$424,871$1,250
      Dick DurbinDIL$409,846$4,000
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$97,650$2,000
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$268,653$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$16,300$0
      Harry ReidDNV$762,886$4,600
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,648,782$2,500
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$698,491$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$6,750$0
      Jim WebbDVA$37,150$250
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$434,915$2,000
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$229,660$2,000
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$295,750$0
      John F. KerryDMA$354,201$0
      Jon TesterDMT$873,278$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$1,230,266$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,485,314$2,000
      Maria CantwellDWA$272,717$0
      Mark BegichDAK$479,657$1,750
      Mark L. PryorDAR$198,450$2,750
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$429,409$5,250
      Mark UdallDCO$921,400$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$520,814$16,000
      Max BaucusDMT$275,850$5,500
      Michael F. BennetDCO$549,353$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$248,825$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$1,036,443$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$313,956$0
      Ron WydenDOR$190,350$1,000
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$392,347$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$1,323,553$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$341,298$0
      Tom CarperDDE$116,870$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$366,141$0
      Tom UdallDNM$648,960$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$462,070$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$-500$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$136,875$246,433
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$44,700$25,950
      Bob CorkerRTN$43,950$50,180
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$43,003$105,899
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$49,250$47,150
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$66,050$358,798
      Daniel CoatsRIN$11,500$57,350
      David VitterRLA$93,550$221,901
      Dean HellerRNV$45,545$159,687
      Dick LugarRIN$30,974$23,050
      Jeff SessionsRAL$28,650$63,970
      Jerry MoranRKS$19,900$18,950
      Jim DeMintRSC$18,750$283,970
      Jim InhofeROK$11,050$60,975
      Jim RischRID$13,800$185,206
      John BarrassoRWY$20,000$43,950
      John BoozmanRAR$27,200$41,345
      John CornynRTX$72,800$154,940
      John HoevenRND$35,300$19,100
      John McCainRAZ$40,450$168,393
      John ThuneRSD$50,985$269,743
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$53,900$32,250
      Jon KylRAZ$6,000$5,750
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$11,150$40,300
      Kelly AyotteRNH$36,250$88,266
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$50,670$25,558
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$104,150$3,000
      Marco RubioRFL$38,750$957,293
      Mark KirkRIL$132,940$261,400
      Mike CrapoRID$19,550$3,700
      Mike EnziRWY$32,000$14,000
      Mike JohannsRNE$46,500$25,246
      Mike LeeRUT$7,950$30,970
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,250$24,050
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$115,350$34,450
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$63,700$1,363,191
      Rand PaulRKY$13,650$275,940
      Richard BurrRNC$87,100$64,900
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$28,200$3,050
      Rob PortmanROH$61,000$123,798
      Roger F. WickerRMS$48,100$67,675
      Ron JohnsonRWI$22,600$159,857
      Roy BluntRMO$85,050$132,266
      Scott P. BrownRMA$142,137$635,158
      Susan M. CollinsRME$156,786$74,050
      Tom CoburnROK$19,000$101,093
      William Thad CochranRMS$14,350$6,300

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$35,000$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$44,700$25,950
      Kelly AyotteRNH$36,250$88,266
      John BarrassoRWY$20,000$43,950
      Max BaucusDMT$275,850$5,500
      Mark BegichDAK$479,657$1,750
      Michael F. BennetDCO$549,353$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$6,750$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$313,956$0
      Roy BluntRMO$85,050$132,266
      John BoozmanRAR$27,200$41,345
      Barbara BoxerDCA$2,314,695$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$142,137$635,158
      Sherrod BrownDOH$1,323,553$0
      Richard BurrRNC$87,100$64,900
      Maria CantwellDWA$272,717$0
      Ben CardinDMD$277,475$4,000
      Tom CarperDDE$116,870$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$456,852$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$66,050$358,798
      Daniel CoatsRIN$11,500$57,350
      Tom CoburnROK$19,000$101,093
      William Thad CochranRMS$14,350$6,300
      Susan M. CollinsRME$156,786$74,050
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$16,300$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$266,267$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$43,950$50,180
      John CornynRTX$72,800$154,940
      Mike CrapoRID$19,550$3,700
      Jim DeMintRSC$18,750$283,970
      Dick DurbinDIL$409,846$4,000
      Mike EnziRWY$32,000$14,000
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$424,871$1,250
      Al FrankenDMN$963,425$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,485,314$2,000
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$50,670$25,558
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$49,250$47,150
      Kay R. HaganDNC$1,230,266$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$366,141$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$115,350$34,450
      Dean HellerRNV$45,545$159,687
      John HoevenRND$35,300$19,100
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$11,150$40,300
      Jim InhofeROK$11,050$60,975
      Dan InouyeDHI$164,700$1,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$53,900$32,250
      Mike JohannsRNE$46,500$25,246
      Ron JohnsonRWI$22,600$159,857
      Tim JohnsonDSD$341,298$0
      John F. KerryDMA$354,201$0
      Mark KirkRIL$132,940$261,400
      Amy KlobucharDMN$526,450$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$6,000$5,750
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$520,814$16,000
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$268,653$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$248,825$0
      Mike LeeRUT$7,950$30,970
      Carl LevinDMI$317,419$3,000
      Joe LiebermanICT$-500$0
      Dick LugarRIN$30,974$23,050
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$434,915$2,000
      John McCainRAZ$40,450$168,393
      Claire McCaskillDMO$1,682,320$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$136,875$246,433
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$455,250$1,000
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$698,491$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$305,758$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$19,900$18,950
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$104,150$3,000
      Patty MurrayDWA$1,036,443$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$97,650$2,000
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$379,776$0
      Rand PaulRKY$13,650$275,940
      Rob PortmanROH$61,000$123,798
      Mark L. PryorDAR$198,450$2,750
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$229,660$2,000
      Harry ReidDNV$762,886$4,600
      Jim RischRID$13,800$185,206
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$43,003$105,899
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$295,750$0
      Marco RubioRFL$38,750$957,293
      Bernie SandersIVT$462,070$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$366,581$6,900
      Jeff SessionsRAL$28,650$63,970
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,648,782$2,500
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$28,200$3,050
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,250$24,050
      Debbie StabenowDMI$749,344$500
      Jon TesterDMT$873,278$0
      John ThuneRSD$50,985$269,743
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$63,700$1,363,191
      Mark UdallDCO$921,400$0
      Tom UdallDNM$648,960$0
      David VitterRLA$93,550$221,901
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$429,409$5,250
      Jim WebbDVA$37,150$250
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$392,347$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$48,100$67,675
      Ron WydenDOR$190,350$1,000

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Women's issues$7,742,721
      Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
      Building trades unions$3,235,075
      Environmental policy$3,200,326
      Biotech products & research$1,499,429
      Architectural services$1,290,246
      Teachers unions$1,040,250
      Manufacturing unions$822,570
      Transportation unions$795,350
      Minority/Ethnic Groups$781,768
      Education$631,585
      Police & firefighters unions & associations$592,200
      Food service & related unions$520,927
      State & local govt employee unions$511,320
      Children's rights$506,001
      IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$459,400
      Commercial service unions$427,300
      Teamsters union$391,520
      Communications & hi-tech unions$374,350
      Health & welfare policy$352,909
      Builders associations$343,971
      Labor Unions$293,200
      Automotive Manufacturing union$281,932
      Other unions$148,833
      Energy-related unions (non-mining)$65,000
      Human Rights$45,301
      Railroad transportation$34,475
      Civil service & government unions$0
      Municipal & county government organizations$0

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
      Small business associations$364,949
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