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

S. 797 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Paycheck Fairness Act

S. 797 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Paycheck Fairness Act
Sponsor
Barbara A. Mikulski
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • Small business
  • Wages and earnings
  • Women's employment
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Major Actions
Introduced4/12/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/12/2011
4/12/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
4/12/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

50% more
$369,168
$7,742,721
$148,833
$8,260,722
$5,491,683
$5,491,683

opposed this bill

4 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Paycheck Fairness Act

4 organizations supported this bill

Coalition of Labor Union Women
Coalition of Labor Union Women (2012, May 23). Learn about the wage gap and why we need the Paycheck Fairness Act . Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Coalition of Labor Union Women.
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Partnership for Women and Families (n.d.). The Wage Gap Hurts Latina Working Women & Families. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from National Partnership for Women and Families.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (n.d.). End Pay Discrimination. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Women Employed
Women Employed (n.d.). Tell Congress: Support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Fair Pay for All is Good for All. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from Women Employed.

1 organization opposed this bill

Jackson Lewis Llc
Jackson Lewis (2011, April 26). Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from Jackson Lewis.

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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$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$17,450
Kelly AyotteRNH$15,500$9,800
John BarrassoRWY$0$7,500
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$44,500
Mark BegichDAK$10,500$28,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$4,900$127,134
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$5,900$49,350
Roy BluntRMO$1,700$26,850
John BoozmanRAR$9,000$1,285
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,330,376$75,240
Scott P. BrownRMA$11,700$173,039
Sherrod BrownDOH$422,884$95,162
Richard BurrRNC$0$21,190
Maria CantwellDWA$90,221$31,300
Ben CardinDMD$8,000$51,633
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$54,810
Bob CaseyDPA$9,500$229,275
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$8,500$96,100
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$23,100
Tom CoburnROK$0$8,500
William Thad CochranRMS$0$4,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$80,404$59,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$2,833
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,400$133,450
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$16,800
John CornynRTX$9,875$90,650
Mike CrapoRID$0$10,650
Jim DeMintRSC$250$15,100
Dick DurbinDIL$11,000$91,000
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$2,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$212,449$39,100
Al FrankenDMN$29,350$119,331
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,350,534$606,300
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$55,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$14,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$638,431$23,533
Tom HarkinDIA$3,250$23,800
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$90,200
John HoevenRND$0$5,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,550$1,250
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$12,000
Dan InouyeDHI$400$20,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$39,600
Mike JohannsRNE$0$2,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$900$3,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$13,050
John F. KerryDMA$77,174$51,774
Mark KirkRIL$2,250$245,011
Amy KlobucharDMN$227,966$122,883
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$2,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$141,697$61,100
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$86,100
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,150$45,850
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$9,250
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$54,900
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,500
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$22,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$40,250
John McCainRAZ$3,000$51,750
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,218,465$59,100
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$146,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,750$252,025
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,501$34,033
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$89,508$7,000
Jerry MoranRKS$2,850$3,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$18,250
Patty MurrayDWA$457,856$17,169
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,000$24,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,250$136,624
Rand PaulRKY$3,900$4,900
Rob PortmanROH$950$84,083
Mark L. PryorDAR$750$15,950
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,715
Harry ReidDNV$15,350$219,782
Jim RischRID$2,050$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,250$12,750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$50,974
Marco RubioRFL$10,330$28,535
Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$3,949
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,125$232,949
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$29,071
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$976,444$21,600
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$45,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$23,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$371,055$45,350
Jon TesterDMT$197,751$46,650
John ThuneRSD$500$20,750
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$15,733$75,835
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$48,832
Tom UdallDNM$13,593$28,950
David VitterRLA$650$24,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,050$113,097
Jim WebbDVA$0$8,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$45,783
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,200$25,400
Ron WydenDOR$0$54,094

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$17,450
Kelly AyotteRNH$15,500$9,800
John BarrassoRWY$0$7,500
Max BaucusDMT$1,000$44,500
Mark BegichDAK$10,500$28,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$4,900$127,134
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$5,900$49,350
Roy BluntRMO$1,700$26,850
John BoozmanRAR$9,000$1,285
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,330,376$75,240
Scott P. BrownRMA$11,700$173,039
Sherrod BrownDOH$422,884$95,162
Richard BurrRNC$0$21,190
Maria CantwellDWA$90,221$31,300
Ben CardinDMD$8,000$51,633
Tom CarperDDE$1,800$54,810
Bob CaseyDPA$9,500$229,275
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$8,500$96,100
Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$23,100
Tom CoburnROK$0$8,500
William Thad CochranRMS$0$4,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$80,404$59,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$2,833
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$3,400$133,450
Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$16,800
John CornynRTX$9,875$90,650
Mike CrapoRID$0$10,650
Jim DeMintRSC$250$15,100
Dick DurbinDIL$11,000$91,000
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$2,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$212,449$39,100
Al FrankenDMN$29,350$119,331
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,350,534$606,300
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$55,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$14,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$638,431$23,533
Tom HarkinDIA$3,250$23,800
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$90,200
John HoevenRND$0$5,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,550$1,250
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$12,000
Dan InouyeDHI$400$20,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,750$39,600
Mike JohannsRNE$0$2,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$900$3,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$250$13,050
John F. KerryDMA$77,174$51,774
Mark KirkRIL$2,250$245,011
Amy KlobucharDMN$227,966$122,883
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$2,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$141,697$61,100
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$86,100
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,150$45,850
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$9,250
Carl LevinDMI$1,800$54,900
Joe LiebermanICT$0$2,500
Dick LugarRIN$2,000$22,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,400$40,250
John McCainRAZ$3,000$51,750
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,218,465$59,100
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,750$146,600
Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,750$252,025
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,501$34,033
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$89,508$7,000
Jerry MoranRKS$2,850$3,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$18,250
Patty MurrayDWA$457,856$17,169
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$5,000$24,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,250$136,624
Rand PaulRKY$3,900$4,900
Rob PortmanROH$950$84,083
Mark L. PryorDAR$750$15,950
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,715
Harry ReidDNV$15,350$219,782
Jim RischRID$2,050$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,250$12,750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$50,974
Marco RubioRFL$10,330$28,535
Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$3,949
Chuck SchumerDNY$14,125$232,949
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$29,071
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$976,444$21,600
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$45,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$23,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$371,055$45,350
Jon TesterDMT$197,751$46,650
John ThuneRSD$500$20,750
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$15,733$75,835
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$48,832
Tom UdallDNM$13,593$28,950
David VitterRLA$650$24,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,050$113,097
Jim WebbDVA$0$8,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$45,783
Roger F. WickerRMS$12,200$25,400
Ron WydenDOR$0$54,094

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$369,168
Other unions$148,833

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Corporate lawyers & law firms$5,491,683
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