S. 1619 - Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011

Foreign trade and international finance. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on October 11, 2011 
Amendments:
67 proposed amendments. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on October 11, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 63 voted NO: 35
2 voted present/not voting

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Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011

S. 1619 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
  • Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Sponsor
Sherrod Brown
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Foreign trade and international finance
  • Advisory bodies
  • Canada
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Congressional oversight
  • Currency
  • Free trade and trade barriers
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • Latin America
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Mexico
  • Multilateral development programs
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Tariffs
  • Trade agreements and negotiations
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    Major Actions
    Introduced9/22/2011
    Amendments (67 proposed)
    Passed Senate10/11/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 161910/03/2011This motion PASSED the Senate
    79 voted YES 19 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 161910/06/2011This motion PASSED the Senate
    62 voted YES 38 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Decision of the Chair S. 161910/06/2011This motion the Senate
    48 voted YES 51 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill S. 161910/11/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    63 voted YES 35 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced9/22/2011
    9/22/2011Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/23/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 183.
    9/26/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    9/26/2011Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
    10/03/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    select this voteVote10/03/2011On the Cloture Motion S. 1619
    10/04/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    10/04/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate.
    10/04/2011Measure laid before Senate by motion.
    10/04/2011Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 696 made in Senate.
    10/04/2011Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
    10/04/2011Amendment SA 694 proposed by Senator Reid.
    10/04/2011Amendment SA 695 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 694.
    10/04/2011Amendment SA 696 proposed by Senator Reid.
    10/04/2011Amendment SA 697 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 696.
    10/04/2011Amendment SA 698 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 697.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/05/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Finance fell when cloture was invoked on the bill in Senate.
    10/06/2011Reid for Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII to permit the consideration of amendment SA 670 made in Senate.
    10/06/2011Point of order raised in Senate with respect to Reid for Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII to permit the consideration of amendment SA 670.
    10/06/2011Point of order against the Reid for Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII to permit the consideration of amendment SA 670 not sustained by the chair.
    10/06/2011Senator Reid appealed the ruling of the chair.
    10/06/2011The point of order against the Reid for Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII for the consideration of amendment SA 670 was sustained.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011Proposed amendment SA 695 withdrawn in Senate.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011SA 696 fell when cloture invoked on the bill.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011SA 697 fell when SA 696 fell.
    10/06/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/06/2011SA 698 fell when SA 697 fell.
    select this voteVote10/06/2011On the Cloture Motion S. 1619
    select this voteVote10/06/2011On the Decision of the Chair S. 1619
    10/11/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/11/2011Considered by Senate.
    10/11/2011Proposed amendment SA 694 withdrawn in Senate.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/11/2011On Passage of the Bill S. 1619
    10/12/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    10/12/2011Received in the House.
    10/12/2011Held at the desk.
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    S. Amdt. 669Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]October 3, 2011Offered on October 2, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 670Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 671Barrasso, John [R-WY]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 672Barrasso, John [R-WY]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 673Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 674Heller, Dean [R-NV]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 675Menéndez, Robert [D-NJ]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 676Cornyn, John [R-TX]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 677Cornyn, John [R-TX]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 678Paul, Rand [R-KY]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 679Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 680Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 681Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 682Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 683Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 684Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 685Crapo, Michael [R-ID]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 686DeMint, Jim [R-SC]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 687DeMint, Jim [R-SC]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 688DeMint, Jim [R-SC]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 689DeMint, Jim [R-SC]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 690DeMint, Jim [R-SC]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 691Lee, Mike [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 692Johanns, Mike [R-NE]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 693Webb, Jim [D-VA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 694Reid, Harry [D-NV]October 4, 2011Withdrawn on October 10, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 695Reid, Harry [D-NV]October 4, 2011Withdrawn on October 5, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 696Reid, Harry [D-NV]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 697Reid, Harry [D-NV]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 698Reid, Harry [D-NV]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 699Corker, Bob [R-TN]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 700Snowe, Olympia [R-ME]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 701Roberts, Pat [R-KS]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 702Roberts, Pat [R-KS]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 703Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 704Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 705Udall, Mark [D-CO]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 706Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 707Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 708Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 709Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 710Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 711Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 712Shelby, Richard [R-AL]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 713Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 714Wyden, Ron [D-OR]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 715Wyden, Ron [D-OR]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 716Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 717Collins, Susan [R-ME]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 718Inhofe, James [R-OK]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 719Thune, John [R-SD]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 720Roberts, Pat [R-KS]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 721Rubio, Marco [R-FL]October 4, 2011Offered on October 3, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 722Vitter, David [R-LA]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 723Vitter, David [R-LA]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 724Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 725Snowe, Olympia [R-ME]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 726Brown, Scott [R-MA]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 727Levin, Carl [D-MI]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 728Coons, Chris [D-DE]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 729Coons, Chris [D-DE]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 730Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 731Portman, Robert [R-OH]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 732Portman, Robert [R-OH]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 733Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 734Johnson, Ron [R-WI]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    S. Amdt. 735McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]October 5, 2011Offered on October 4, 2011.

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    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    1% less
    $4,034
    $10,336
    $868
    $29,937
    $11,834
    $4,036
    $1,751
    $7,458
    $5,901
    $1,671
    $7,263
    $6,906
    $5,227
    YES$97,223
    $451
    $12,167
    $5,115
    $40,328
    $1,221
    $553
    $2,039
    $724
    $10,455
    $2,984
    $9,185
    $8,257
    $4,667
    NO$98,146

    opposed this bill

    $36,499
    $5,081
    $453
    $3,939
    $38,866
    $4,759
    $11,852
    $8,051
    $611
    $2,419
    $741
    $13,320
    $2,069
    $1,744
    $14,680
    $7,770
    $13,433
    $62,970
    $2,106
    $107
    $6,085
    $8,423
    $1,101
    $15,749
    $12,901
    $1,393
    $1,234
    $7,406
    $5,421
    YES$291,183
    48% more
    $186,468
    $5,246
    $216
    $8,776
    $38,121
    $6,610
    $17,071
    $3,557
    $476
    $3,143
    $1,537
    $10,287
    $1,607
    $3,931
    $9,200
    $6,709
    $10,155
    $58,628
    $7,502
    $93
    $9,686
    $10,623
    $154
    $13,377
    $6,441
    $920
    $1,024
    $3,829
    $6,862
    NO$432,248
    25 Organizations Supported and 46 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011: On Passage of the Bill S. 1619

    25 organizations supported this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President (2011, September 22). Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Introduction of the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011, from Press Releases, Speeches & Testimony.
    Allegheny Technologies
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Alliance for American Manufacturing
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    American Iron and Steel Institute (2011, September 22). American Iron and Steel Institute Calls On Congress to Support Action Immediately . Retrieved September 29, 2011, from News.
    American Wire Producers Association
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    Coalition for a Prosperous America
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    Fair Currency Coalition
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    Lapham-Hickey Steel
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Manufacturers Association of Central New York
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    National Farmers Union
    NFU (2011, September 30). NFU: Senate Must Pass Bill to Make Trade Agreements More Fair. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from OHFU.
    Nucor
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Olin Brass
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Precision Metalforming Association
    Andrews, Caitlin & Christie Carmigiano (2011, September 22). One Voice Applauds Senate for Introducing Bill to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from PMA.
    Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
    SGMA (2011, September 27). SGMA Opposes China Currency Legislation as Senate Vote Nears. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from SGMA.
    Steel Dynamics
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Tooling & Manufacturing Association
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Tooling, Manufacturing & Technologies Association
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    U.S. Steel
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    United Automobile Workers
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    United Steelworkers
    Office of Senator Carl Levin (2011, September 22). Sens. Stabenow, Levin Unveil New Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by China and Other Nations. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Senator Carl Levin.
    Vanadium Producers & Reclaimers Association
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.
    Wisconsin Paper Council
    undersigned (2011, October 3). FCC Letter in Support of S 1619. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from Fair Currency.

    46 organizations opposed this bill

    Advanced Medical Technology Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Aerospace Industries Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Agriculture Transportation Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    American Apparel & Footwear Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    American Association of Exporters and Importers
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    American Chamber of Commerce in China
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    American Soybean Association
    Eubank,Andy (2011, September 29). ASA Issues Action Alert. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from Hoosier Ag Today.
    Club for Growth
    The Club for Growth (2011, September 28). "NO" on Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act (S. 1619). Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Key Vote Alert.
    Coalition of New England Companies for Trade
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Coalition of Services Industries
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Columbia River Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Consumer Electronics Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of Northern California
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Customs Brokers & International Freight Forwarders Association of Washington State
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Direct Selling Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Emergency Committee for American Trade
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Fashion Accessories Shippers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Financial Services Forum
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Financial Services Roundtable
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Heritage Action for America
    Heritage Action for America (2011, October 3). Key Vote Alert: “NO” on S.1619, Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from Heritage Action for America.
    Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Fisheries Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Foreign Trade Council
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Meat Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Retail Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Greife, Brandon (2011, October 3). Oppose S. 1619, Avoid Trade Wars that Will Hurt Americans. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from NTU.
    Oriental Rug Importers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Outdoor Industry Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Pacific Northwest Asia Shippers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Telecommunications Industry Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Toy Industry Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Travel Goods Association
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    U.S. Council for International Business
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    U.S. Meat Export Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    US-China Business Council
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.
    Washington State China Relations Council
    Undersigned organizations (2011, September 21). ECAT Joins Business Community in Letter Opposing China Currency Bill. Retrieved October 3, 2011, from ECAT Trade.

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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$4,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$70,100$280,955No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$65,100$289,561No
    John BarrassoRWY$60,500$204,821No
    Max BaucusDMT$115,950$538,939Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$64,000$107,798Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$54,100$448,747Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$6,000$4,500Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$78,225$178,308Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$223,448$671,446No
    John BoozmanRAR$29,400$194,576No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$65,600$369,561Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$276,553$1,794,894Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$299,716$302,842Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$121,868$397,398Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$39,050$233,324No
    Ben CardinDMD$75,900$123,279Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$36,120$144,467Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$184,696$286,280Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$208,400$1,141,854Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$76,650$239,110No
    Tom CoburnROK$34,300$203,968Not Voting
    William Thad CochranRMS$53,600$112,735Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$87,250$384,043Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,000$89,700Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$61,200$60,150Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$162,500$554,202No
    John CornynRTX$207,925$810,472No
    Mike CrapoRID$61,050$187,911Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$65,750$528,820No
    Dick DurbinDIL$108,650$321,100Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$20,100$128,949No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$78,234$269,957Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$108,010$244,686Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$205,560$973,049Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$99,687$299,075Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$70,100$333,325Yes
    Kay HaganDNC$98,800$248,422Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$91,150$240,070Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$117,280$562,666No
    Dean HellerRNV$198,922$323,793No
    John HoevenRND$73,150$105,692Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$21,350$151,948No
    Jim InhofeROK$55,500$266,903No
    Dan InouyeDHI$27,300$103,378No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,917$321,575Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$52,000$313,557Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$159,284$373,576No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$84,950$140,456Yes
    John KerryDMA$47,548$140,014Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$238,462$1,205,135No
    Amy KlobucharDMN$121,950$352,535Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$6,500$20,275No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$149,850$238,018Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$56,000$161,986Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$34,300$67,535Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$23,850$83,896No
    Carl LevinDMI$59,650$79,410Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$5,500$15,400No
    Dick LugarRIN$104,150$191,118No
    Joe ManchinDWV$144,050$166,450Yes
    John McCainRAZ$76,600$361,712No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$109,600$306,025No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$248,019$1,275,930No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$110,550$417,521Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$68,550$108,779Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$53,500$102,680Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$59,899$371,354No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$60,250$155,815No
    Patty MurrayDWA$140,300$296,311No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$38,000$247,723Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$105,700$308,250Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$68,550$400,135No
    Rob PortmanROH$469,354$791,409Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$72,800$197,197Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$39,500$78,220Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$216,859$666,068Yes
    Jim RischRID$67,717$284,256Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,967$584,585No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$110,100$246,120Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$102,050$1,012,320No
    Bernie SandersIVT$46,300$13,390Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$143,610$743,435Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$101,982$183,776Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$92,000$97,569Not Voting
    Richard ShelbyRAL$62,900$167,350Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$45,000$168,223Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$209,716$378,410Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$93,650$244,676Yes
    John ThuneRSD$116,000$652,572No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$193,600$1,481,401No
    Mark UdallDCO$102,799$271,829Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$87,550$98,480Yes
    David VitterRLA$83,450$440,400No
    Mark WarnerDVA$110,650$515,633Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$16,100$7,700Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$31,750$111,600Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$120,200$355,793No
    Ron WydenDOR$110,600$297,498Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$4,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$70,100$280,955No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$65,100$289,561No
    John BarrassoRWY$60,500$204,821No
    Max BaucusDMT$115,950$538,939Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$64,000$107,798Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$54,100$448,747Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$6,000$4,500Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$78,225$178,308Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$223,448$671,446No
    John BoozmanRAR$29,400$194,576No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$65,600$369,561Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$276,553$1,794,894Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$299,716$302,842Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$121,868$397,398Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$39,050$233,324No
    Ben CardinDMD$75,900$123,279Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$36,120$144,467Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$184,696$286,280Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$208,400$1,141,854Yes
    Daniel CoatsRIN$76,650$239,110No
    Tom CoburnROK$34,300$203,968Not Voting
    William Thad CochranRMS$53,600$112,735Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$87,250$384,043Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,000$89,700Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$61,200$60,150Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$162,500$554,202No
    John CornynRTX$207,925$810,472No
    Mike CrapoRID$61,050$187,911Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$65,750$528,820No
    Dick DurbinDIL$108,650$321,100Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$20,100$128,949No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$78,234$269,957Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$108,010$244,686Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$205,560$973,049Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$99,687$299,075Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$70,100$333,325Yes
    Kay HaganDNC$98,800$248,422Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$91,150$240,070Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$117,280$562,666No
    Dean HellerRNV$198,922$323,793No
    John HoevenRND$73,150$105,692Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$21,350$151,948No
    Jim InhofeROK$55,500$266,903No
    Dan InouyeDHI$27,300$103,378No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$59,917$321,575Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$52,000$313,557Yes
    Ron JohnsonRWI$159,284$373,576No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$84,950$140,456Yes
    John KerryDMA$47,548$140,014Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$238,462$1,205,135No
    Amy KlobucharDMN$121,950$352,535Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$6,500$20,275No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$149,850$238,018Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$56,000$161,986Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$34,300$67,535Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$23,850$83,896No
    Carl LevinDMI$59,650$79,410Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$5,500$15,400No
    Dick LugarRIN$104,150$191,118No
    Joe ManchinDWV$144,050$166,450Yes
    John McCainRAZ$76,600$361,712No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$109,600$306,025No
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$248,019$1,275,930No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$110,550$417,521Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$68,550$108,779Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$53,500$102,680Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$59,899$371,354No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$60,250$155,815No
    Patty MurrayDWA$140,300$296,311No
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$38,000$247,723Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$105,700$308,250Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$68,550$400,135No
    Rob PortmanROH$469,354$791,409Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$72,800$197,197Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$39,500$78,220Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$216,859$666,068Yes
    Jim RischRID$67,717$284,256Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,967$584,585No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$110,100$246,120Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$102,050$1,012,320No
    Bernie SandersIVT$46,300$13,390Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$143,610$743,435Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$101,982$183,776Yes
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$92,000$97,569Not Voting
    Richard ShelbyRAL$62,900$167,350Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$45,000$168,223Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$209,716$378,410Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$93,650$244,676Yes
    John ThuneRSD$116,000$652,572No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$193,600$1,481,401No
    Mark UdallDCO$102,799$271,829Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$87,550$98,480Yes
    David VitterRLA$83,450$440,400No
    Mark WarnerDVA$110,650$515,633Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$16,100$7,700Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$31,750$111,600Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$120,200$355,793No
    Ron WydenDOR$110,600$297,498Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,347,303
    Steel$1,080,998
    Manufacturing unions$819,320
    Paper & pulp mills and paper manufacturing$782,564
    Fabricated metal products$738,409
    Metal mining & processing$725,073
    Food service & related unions$514,947
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$492,684
    Labor Unions$279,950
    Automotive Unions$278,632
    Manufacturing$234,182
    Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$209,715
    Heavy industrial manufacturing$182,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$6,067,575
    Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$3,807,158
    Securities, commodities & investment$1,461,128
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,354,281
    Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,254,873
    Services$1,214,835
    Financial services & consulting$1,206,534
    Telecommunications$1,043,991
    Retail trade$902,721
    Meat processing & products$745,550
    Apparel & accessory stores$724,301
    Clothing & accessories$632,663
    Textiles & fabrics$604,928
    Poultry & eggs$581,721
    General business associations$556,835
    Aircraft manufacturers$531,150
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$507,220
    Fishing$401,246
    Chambers of commerce$262,394
    Direct sales$247,450
    Communications & Electronics$189,600
    Toys$120,970
    Personal products manufacturing$113,580
    Pro-business associations$105,363
    Recreation/Entertainment$74,750
    Import/Export services$55,126
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075
    International trade associations$10,000
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