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2009-S181 on Jan 29, 2009


Source: S.181&H.R.11
    Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to declare that an unlawful employment practice occurs when:
  1. a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice is adopted;
  2. an individual becomes subject to the decision or practice; or
  3. an individual is affected by application of the decision or practice, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid.
Allows an aggrieved person to obtain relief, including recovery of back pay, for up to two years preceding the filing of the charge, where the unlawful employment practices that have occurred during the charge filing period are similar or related to practices that occurred outside the time for filing a charge. Applies the preceding provisions to claims of compensation discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

[Note: A woman named Lilly Ledbetter filed a lawsuit for gender-based discriminatory compensation. The Supreme Court ruled that Ms. Ledbetter could only sue for damages going back 180 days, and the 180 days was calculated from the time her employment contract was initiated, i.e., her hire date. This new law changes the 180-day period to two years, and also calculates the date from the time of each paycheck, rather than the hire date. -- Ed.]


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Require hiring more women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Jobs
  • Headline: Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill banning discriminatory compensation (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-S181

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
Brian Baird s1sWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator
Xavier Becerra s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Marion Berry s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
G.K. Butterfield s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Robert Byrd s1sWV Former Democratic Senator
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Tom Carper s1sDE Democratic Sr Senator
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat
Hillary Clinton s1sNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
Norm Dicks s1sWashington Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Chris Dodd s1sCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat
Byron Dorgan s1sND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Steven Driehaus s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Halvorson s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland Democrat
Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Ted Kaufman s1sDE Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Ted Kennedy s1sMA Former Democrat Senator (until 2009)
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Herbert Kohl s1sWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Ed Markey s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Claire McCaskill s1sMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat
Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Barbara Mikulski s2pMD Democratic Sr Senator
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s2pCalifornia Democrat
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat
Glenn Nye s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey s1sWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Tom Perriello s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Mark Pryor s1sAR Democratic Sr Senator
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator
Harry Reid s1sNV Democratic Sr Senator
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
Ken Salazar s1sCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009)
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Tim Walz s1sMinnesota Democrat
Mark Warner s1sVA Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat
Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Mel Watt s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
James Webb s1sVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat



Republicans participating in 2009-S181

Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator



Independents participating in 2009-S181

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands -
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 243
Republicans: 1
Independents: 5


















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