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

S. 3221 - RAISE Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees. (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.

RAISE Act

S. 3221 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
Other Titles
  • RAISE Act
  • Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act
Sponsor
Marco Rubio
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Labor-management relations
  • Wages and earnings
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/22/2012
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/22/2012
5/22/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar5/23/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 411.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

4.1 times as much
$57,937
$36,075
$8,960,737
$9,054,749
$279,950
$117,750
$379,570
$1,026,450
$424,550
$2,228,270
7 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
RAISE Act

7 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Worker Freedom
Alliance for Worker Freedom (2012, June 19). Key Vote Alert: AWF Urges Senators to vote YES on Rubio’s RAISE ACT Amendment #2166 to the Farm Bill. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Alliance for Worker Freedom.
Americans for Prosperity
Valvo, James (2012, April 19). Letter of Support: Rep. Rokita's RAISE Act. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Americans for Prosperity.
Americans for Tax Reform
Prandoni, Chris (2012, June 19). Vote YES on Rubio's RAISE ACT Amendment #2166 . Retrieved July 2, 2012, from .
Center For Union Facts
Center for Union Facts (2012, June 27). Union leaders favor raising their own coffers over raising salaries of deserving employees. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Labor Pains.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Giles, Micheal & Vernuccio, Vincent (2012, June 26). Why Unions Don't Want Workers to Earn More. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Heritage Foundation
Sherk, James (2012, January 12). Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Heritage Foundation.
National Taxpayers Union
National Taxpayers Union (2012, June 19). NTU urges all Senators to vote "YES" on the following S. 3240 Farm Bill amendments:. Retrieved June 26, 2012, from National Taxpayers Union.

5 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
Samuel, William (2012, June 1). Legislative Alert. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from AFL-CIO.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (2012, June 21). Collective bargaining rights are under attack — again. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Hoffa, James (2012, June 7). Dear Senator:. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from CapWiz.
National Education Association
Anderson, Kim & Kusler, Mary (2012, June 19). Letter on Amendments to Farm Bill. Retrieved July 2, 2012, from National Education Association.
Service Employees International Union
Henry, Mary Kay (2012, June 19). A federal attack on your rights at work. . Retrieved July 2, 2012, from Service Employees International Union.

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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$6,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$76,833$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$132,411$0
John BarrassoRWY$39,800$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$0$32,450
Mark BegichDAK$0$55,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$41,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$-1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$35,000
Roy BluntRMO$215,186$0
John BoozmanRAR$81,095$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$46,400
Scott BrownRMA$753,818$2,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$66,170
Richard BurrRNC$71,937$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$4,700
Ben CardinDMD$2,500$49,000
Tom CarperDDE$0$13,600
Bob CaseyDPA$0$58,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$539,798$1,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$95,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$136,330$0
William Thad CochranRMS$16,700$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$154,283$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$44,750
Bob CorkerRTN$51,930$1,000
John CornynRTX$419,172$0
Mike CrapoRID$200$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$375,920$0
Dick DurbinDIL$0$39,450
Mike EnziRWY$8,250$3,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$29,750
Al FrankenDMN$500$88,750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,600$134,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$39,000$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$59,800$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$65,800
Tom HarkinDIA$0$29,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$150,937$0
John HoevenRND$21,900$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$91,400$0
Jim InhofeROK$160,425$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$30,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$69,396$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$216,503$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$43,950
John F. KerryDMA$0$42,750
Mark KirkRIL$365,025$16,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$39,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$-5,000$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$25,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$43,500
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$32,500
Mike LeeRUT$50,796$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$37,500
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$15,300$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$73,750
John McCainRAZ$224,923$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$500$51,350
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$490,408$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$48,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$58,750
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$34,500
Jerry MoranRKS$32,150$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$7,650$9,500
Patty MurrayDWA$0$67,400
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$16,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$40,750
Rand PaulRKY$309,485$0
Rob PortmanROH$204,981$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$36,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$35,900
Harry ReidDNV$7,100$61,500
Jim RischRID$232,559$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$175,199$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$49,300
Marco RubioRFL$812,876$500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$42,700
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$54,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$94,870$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$54,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,700$0
Olympia SnoweRME$19,050$2,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$55,700
Jon TesterDMT$250$49,250
John ThuneRSD$385,992$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,173,598$0
Mark UdallDCO$0$54,050
Tom UdallDNM$0$53,250
David VitterRLA$268,738$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$27,250
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$48,700
Roger F. WickerRMS$132,475$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$28,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$6,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$76,833$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$132,411$0
John BarrassoRWY$39,800$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$0$32,450
Mark BegichDAK$0$55,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$41,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$-1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$35,000
Roy BluntRMO$215,186$0
John BoozmanRAR$81,095$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$46,400
Scott BrownRMA$753,818$2,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$66,170
Richard BurrRNC$71,937$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$4,700
Ben CardinDMD$2,500$49,000
Tom CarperDDE$0$13,600
Bob CaseyDPA$0$58,000
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$539,798$1,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$95,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$136,330$0
William Thad CochranRMS$16,700$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$154,283$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$44,750
Bob CorkerRTN$51,930$1,000
John CornynRTX$419,172$0
Mike CrapoRID$200$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$375,920$0
Dick DurbinDIL$0$39,450
Mike EnziRWY$8,250$3,500
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$29,750
Al FrankenDMN$500$88,750
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$4,600$134,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$39,000$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$59,800$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$65,800
Tom HarkinDIA$0$29,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$150,937$0
John HoevenRND$21,900$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$91,400$0
Jim InhofeROK$160,425$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$30,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$69,396$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$216,503$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$43,950
John F. KerryDMA$0$42,750
Mark KirkRIL$365,025$16,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$39,250
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$-5,000$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$25,000
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$43,500
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$32,500
Mike LeeRUT$50,796$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$37,500
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$15,300$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$73,750
John McCainRAZ$224,923$250
Claire McCaskillDMO$500$51,350
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$490,408$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$48,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$58,750
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$34,500
Jerry MoranRKS$32,150$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$7,650$9,500
Patty MurrayDWA$0$67,400
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$16,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$40,750
Rand PaulRKY$309,485$0
Rob PortmanROH$204,981$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$36,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$35,900
Harry ReidDNV$7,100$61,500
Jim RischRID$232,559$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$175,199$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$49,300
Marco RubioRFL$812,876$500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$42,700
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$54,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$94,870$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$54,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,700$0
Olympia SnoweRME$19,050$2,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$55,700
Jon TesterDMT$250$49,250
John ThuneRSD$385,992$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,173,598$0
Mark UdallDCO$0$54,050
Tom UdallDNM$0$53,250
David VitterRLA$268,738$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$27,250
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$48,700
Roger F. WickerRMS$132,475$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$28,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Labor, anti-union$57,937
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$1,026,450
Commercial service unions$424,550
Teamsters union$379,570
Labor Unions$279,950
Railroad unions$117,750
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