Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 2221 - Preserving America's Family Farms Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from finalizing a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating to child labor. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Preserving America's Family Farms Act

S. 2221 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from finalizing a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating to child labor. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from finalizing a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating to child labor.
Other Titles
  • Preserving America's Family Farms Act
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Labor
  • Labor standards
  • Youth employment and child labor
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Major Actions
Introduced3/21/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/21/2012
3/21/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

7% more
$0
$1,708,172
$43,700
$1,751,872
$577,967
$1,026,450
$750
$38,900
$1,644,067
7 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Preserving America's Family Farms Act

7 organizations supported this bill

American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation (2012, April 16). Lawmakers introduce bills to block federal child labor proposal. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from American Farm Bureau Federation.
Cooperative Network
Cooperative Network (2012, April 4). Contact Your Senator or Congressman. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Cooperative Network.
Family Research Council
Family Research Council (n.d.). Natural Barn Killers. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Family Research Council.
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Farm Bureau (2012, April 26). It's "Take Your To Kid Work Day." But Is It on the Farm?. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Illinois Farm Bureau.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
National Cattlemens Beef Association (2012, April 5). Cattlemen Back Legislation to Stop DOL Farm Labor Rules. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from National Cattlemens Beef Association.
South Dakota Cattlemen's Association
Western Livestock Journal (2012, April 9). SDCA applauds legislation to protect family ranches. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Wehaa.
U.S. Cattlemen's Association
United States Cattlemen Association (n.d.). USCA Priority Issues 2012 . Retrieved July 9, 2012, from United States Cattlemen Association.

5 organizations opposed this bill

American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers (n.d.). AFT, Child Labor Coalition urge immediate implementation of new safety rules. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from American Federation of Teachers.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Parks, Ayrianne (2012, April 19). Saving Children’s Lives on American Farms. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs.
Child Labor Coalition
Child Labor Coalition (2012, March 29). Child Labor Coalition: U.S. should implement proposed farm safety rules for children [Press Release]. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Child Labor Coalition.
First Focus Campaign for Children
Lesley, Bruce (2012, April 6). Letter to Congress on S.2221. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from First Focus Campaign for Children.
National Consumers League
National Consumers League (2012, March 27). Child Labor Coalition: U.S. should implement proposed farm safety rules for children. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from National Consumers League.

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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$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,600$1,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$7,200$0
John BarrassoRWY$40,750$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$38,226$19,200
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$46,212
Michael F. BennetDCO$35,189$67,100
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$34,400
Roy BluntRMO$87,979$0
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,400$34,666
Scott BrownRMA$8,700$2,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$71,600
Richard BurrRNC$15,200$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$4,000
Ben CardinDMD$0$21,250
Tom CarperDDE$0$2,250
Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$46,200
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$41,258$1,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$5,450$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,000$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,800$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,250$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$20,000
Bob CorkerRTN$5,400$0
John CornynRTX$249,580$0
Mike CrapoRID$18,650$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$3,000$500
Dick DurbinDIL$18,500$59,400
Mike EnziRWY$20,200$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,000$11,000
Al FrankenDMN$5,300$49,962
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$5,650$83,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,200$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,500$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$39,328
Tom HarkinDIA$31,218$31,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,500$0
Dean HellerRNV$40,320$0
John HoevenRND$1,500$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$32,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$35,649$0
Dan InouyeDHI$11,200$15,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,600$0
Mike JohannsRNE$47,535$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,400$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,250$35,519
John F. KerryDMA$0$20,250
Mark KirkRIL$5,860$23,600
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,000$37,550
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$26,350
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$18,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,500$24,950
Mike LeeRUT$2,900$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$20,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$18,500$2,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$25,000
John McCainRAZ$21,275$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,000$44,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$64,900$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$21,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,300$43,128
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,000$17,500
Jerry MoranRKS$89,750$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,800$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$3,650$44,366
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,500$10,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,074$22,250
Rand PaulRKY$33,250$0
Rob PortmanROH$21,800$2,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$10,300$38,950
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$27,400
Harry ReidDNV$15,300$49,050
Jim RischRID$38,550$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$34,600$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$44,500
Marco RubioRFL$63,594$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$22,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,200$19,100
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,800$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$43,662
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Olympia SnoweRME$2,400$2,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$26,082$29,800
Jon TesterDMT$75,483$45,500
John ThuneRSD$39,325$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$7,375$0
Mark UdallDCO$39,550$56,062
Tom UdallDNM$55,400$53,112
David VitterRLA$3,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,600$16,250
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$40,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,300$0
Ron WydenDOR$12,400$28,200

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,600$1,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$7,200$0
John BarrassoRWY$40,750$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$38,226$19,200
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$46,212
Michael F. BennetDCO$35,189$67,100
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$34,400
Roy BluntRMO$87,979$0
John BoozmanRAR$6,500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$13,400$34,666
Scott BrownRMA$8,700$2,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$71,600
Richard BurrRNC$15,200$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$4,000
Ben CardinDMD$0$21,250
Tom CarperDDE$0$2,250
Bob CaseyDPA$3,000$46,200
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$41,258$1,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$5,450$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,000$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,800$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,250$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$20,000
Bob CorkerRTN$5,400$0
John CornynRTX$249,580$0
Mike CrapoRID$18,650$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$3,000$500
Dick DurbinDIL$18,500$59,400
Mike EnziRWY$20,200$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,000$11,000
Al FrankenDMN$5,300$49,962
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$5,650$83,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,200$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,500$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$3,500$39,328
Tom HarkinDIA$31,218$31,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,500$0
Dean HellerRNV$40,320$0
John HoevenRND$1,500$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$32,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$35,649$0
Dan InouyeDHI$11,200$15,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,600$0
Mike JohannsRNE$47,535$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,400$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$20,250$35,519
John F. KerryDMA$0$20,250
Mark KirkRIL$5,860$23,600
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,000$37,550
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$800$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$26,350
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$18,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,500$24,950
Mike LeeRUT$2,900$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$20,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$18,500$2,500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$25,000
John McCainRAZ$21,275$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,000$44,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$64,900$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$21,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,300$43,128
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,000$17,500
Jerry MoranRKS$89,750$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,800$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$3,650$44,366
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,500$10,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,074$22,250
Rand PaulRKY$33,250$0
Rob PortmanROH$21,800$2,400
Mark L. PryorDAR$10,300$38,950
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$27,400
Harry ReidDNV$15,300$49,050
Jim RischRID$38,550$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$34,600$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$44,500
Marco RubioRFL$63,594$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,200$22,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,200$19,100
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,800$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$43,662
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Olympia SnoweRME$2,400$2,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$26,082$29,800
Jon TesterDMT$75,483$45,500
John ThuneRSD$39,325$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$7,375$0
Mark UdallDCO$39,550$56,062
Tom UdallDNM$55,400$53,112
David VitterRLA$3,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$8,600$16,250
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$40,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,300$0
Ron WydenDOR$12,400$28,200

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Livestock$1,708,172
Christian Conservative$43,700
Farm bureaus$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$1,026,450
Children's rights$577,967
Human Rights$38,900
Consumer groups$750
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