H.R. 8 - American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Taxation. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
An act entitled the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012". (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
3 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on January 1, 2013.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 89 voted NO: 8
3 voted present/not voting

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

H.R. 8 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
An act entitled the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012". (by CRS)
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Title
To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • "Fiscal cliff" bill
  • Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
  • Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
  • Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012
  • American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
  • To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes.
  • An act entitled the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012".
Sponsor
Dave Camp
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Advisory bodies
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Agricultural marketing and promotion
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Agricultural research
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • American Samoa
  • Arms control and nonproliferation
  • Budget process
  • Business investment and capital
  • Capital gains tax
  • Child health
  • Coal
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Defense spending
  • Digestive and metabolic diseases
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • Economic development
  • Educational facilities and institutions
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency medical services and trauma care
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employee hiring
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Financial services and investments
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Horticulture and plants
  • Hospital care
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Income tax exclusion
  • Income tax rates
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Inflation and prices
  • Interest, dividends, interest rates
  • Land use and conservation
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Low- and moderate-income housing
  • Medicaid
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Medicare
  • Members of Congress
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Mining
  • Minority and disadvantaged businesses
  • Minority employment
  • Motor fuels
  • New York City
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Performance measurement
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Prescription drugs
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public transit
  • Public utilities and utility rates
  • Puerto Rico
  • Radiation
  • Railroads
  • Research and development
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Russia
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Securities
  • Small business
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • State and local taxation
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Surgery and anesthesia
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax reform and tax simplification
  • Tax treatment of families
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Taxation of foreign income
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Television and film
  • Transfer and inheritance taxes
  • Transportation costs
  • Transportation employees
  • Unemployment
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wages and earnings
  • Worker safety and health
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/24/2012
Referred to Committee
Amendments (3 proposed)
Passed House8/01/2012
Passed Senate1/01/2013
Passed House1/01/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 8 To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax levies8/01/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
170 voted YES 257 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes8/01/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the House
181 voted YES 246 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes8/01/2012This bill PASSED the House
256 voted YES 171 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3448 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.1/01/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3450 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.1/01/2013PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 81/01/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
89 voted YES 8 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes1/01/2013This bill PASSED the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/24/2012
7/24/2012Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
7/24/2012Referred to House Ways and Means
7/24/2012Referred to House Budget
7/31/2012Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 747 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6169 and H.R. 8. H.R. 6169 is accorded 3 hours of general debate and H.R. 8 is accorded 1 hour of general debate. For H.R. 6169, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A of the report is in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. For H.R. 8, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B is made in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day from August 3, 2012 through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time.
8/01/2012Rule H. Res. 747 passed House.
8/01/2012Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6169 and H.R. 8. H.R. 6169 is accorded 3 hours of general debate and H.R. 8 is accorded 1 hour of general debate. For H.R. 6169, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A of the report is in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. For H.R. 8, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B is made in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day from August 3, 2012 through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time. Section 4 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 as though under clause 8(a) of rule I. Section 5 of the resolution provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution. Section 6 of the resolution provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). Section 7 of the resolution provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees). Section 8 of the resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on the legislative day of August 2, 2012. Section 9 of the resolution waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012.
8/01/2012Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 747.
8/01/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 8.
8/01/2012DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 747, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Levin amendment in the nature of a substitute.
8/01/2012Mr. DeFazio moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
8/01/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to amend the underlying Republican 1 year extension, allowing the tax cuts to expire for income over $1 million. It would use that money for small business expensing and the rest for deficit reduction, for a total of $29 billion over 10 years.
8/01/2012The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
8/01/2012Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote8/01/2012Amendment 1 to H.R. 8 To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax levies
select this voteVote8/01/2012On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage8/01/2012On Passage - House - H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes
8/01/2012Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Levin.
8/01/2012The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
9/10/2012Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar9/11/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 502.
1/01/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
1/01/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 844 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of Senate amendments to H.R. 8 to H.R. 8 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. The resolution makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 8. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and the Senate amendments and provides that they shall be considered as read.
1/01/2013Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the House moved to agree to the Senate amendments.
1/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 844, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 8.
1/01/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: H7558)
1/01/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1/01/2013Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR 12/31/2012 S8584-8586)
1/01/2013Amendment SA 3448 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR 12/31/2012 S8584-8585)
select this voteVote1/01/2013Amendment SA 3448 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
1/01/2013Amendment SA 3450 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Reid. (consideration: CR 12/31/2012 S8586; text: CR 12/31/2012 S8586)
select this voteVote1/01/2013Amendment SA 3450 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage1/01/2013On Passage of the Bill H.R. 8
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage1/01/2013On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H.R. 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes
Presented to President1/02/2013Presented to President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 1473Levin, Sander [D-MI9]August 1, 2012Offered on July 31, 2012.

Amendment sought to extend for one year certain expired or expiring tax provisions that apply to middle-income taxpayers with income below $250,000 for married couples filing jointly, and below $200,000 for single filers, including, but not limited to, marginal rate reductions, capital gains and dividend rate preferences, alternative minimum tax relief, marriage penalty relief, and expanded tax relief for working families with children and college students.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3448Reid, Harry [D-NV]December 31, 2012Passed by voice vote on December 31, 2012.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3450Reid, Harry [D-NV]December 31, 2012Passed by voice vote on December 31, 2012.

To amend the title.

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ContributorInterest groupAmountDatesort iconSenate memberPartyStateVote
Blakely, Dale M MrChemicals$3009/1/10Rand PaulRKYNo
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National Assn of Chemical DistributorsChemicals$2,0009/1/10Mark PryorDARYes
National Assn of Chemical DistributorsChemicals$2,0009/1/10Mary LandrieuDLAYes
National Assn of Chemical DistributorsChemicals$2,0009/1/10Thomas CoburnROKYes
National Assn of Chemical DistributorsChemicals$1,0009/1/10John ThuneRSDYes
Borel, James CChemicals$1,0009/2/10Charles GrassleyRIANo
Friedman, Richard LChemicals$1,0009/2/10Mark WarnerDVAYes
Gau, Susan CochranChemicals$2509/2/10Thomas CoburnROKYes
Lyondell ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/2/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Stepan, Jean FinnChemicals$2009/2/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Campbell, Michael EChemicals$2,4009/3/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Mcclung, James aChemicals$5009/3/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Gau, Susan CChemicals$5009/5/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Swenson, Robert aChemicals$2509/5/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Dickey, Kevin L MrChemicals$4009/6/10Daniel CoatsRINYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/7/10Richard DurbinDILYes
Eastman ChemicalChemicals$5,0009/7/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Gaspard, David MrChemicals$5009/7/10Rand PaulRKYNo
Hansen, Alice VChemicals$2009/7/10Jerry MoranRKSYes
Leblanc, Joy P DrChemicals$1,5009/7/10Rand PaulRKYNo
Ashland IncChemicals$1,0009/8/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Boldea, LucianChemicals$2509/8/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Hayem, MarcChemicals$2509/8/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Allen, BenjaminChemicals$5009/9/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Zinkan, K James MrChemicals$1,0009/9/10Daniel CoatsRINYes
Celanese CorpChemicals$5,0009/10/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/10/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/10/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
3m CoChemicals$1,0009/13/10Max BaucusDMTYes
Deas, Thomas Mr JrChemicals$1,0009/13/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Fish, G Frankin MrChemicals$2009/13/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Nalco Holding CoChemicals$2,0009/13/10Richard BurrRNCYes
Prout, Gerald MrChemicals$5009/15/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Maloneyhuss, MaryChemicals$2509/16/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$3,0009/17/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Bailey, Roland M MrChemicals$2509/17/10Rand PaulRKYNo
Bailey, Roland M MrChemicals$2509/17/10Rand PaulRKYNo
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Rhodes, RolandChemicals$5009/17/10Jerry MoranRKSYes
Scott, Charles W Mr JrChemicals$5009/17/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Smith, Beverly MrsChemicals$5009/17/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Trogele, Ulrich ProfChemicals$5009/17/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Webb, HenleyChemicals$3009/17/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Wheatcraft, AllanChemicals$5009/17/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Wilson, D Michael MrChemicals$3009/17/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
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Praxair IncChemicals$5,0009/20/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10David VitterRLAYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10John ThuneRSDYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10Jon KylRAZYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10Lindsey GrahamRSCYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10Olympia SnoweRMEYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10Orrin HatchRUTYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,5009/20/10Richard LugarRINYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,0009/20/10Charles GrassleyRIANo
Praxair IncChemicals$2,0009/20/10Michael CrapoRIDYes
Praxair IncChemicals$2,0009/20/10Susan CollinsRMEYes
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Praxair IncChemicals$1,0009/20/10Daniel CoatsRINYes
Praxair IncChemicals$1,0009/20/10Dean HellerRNVYes
Praxair IncChemicals$1,0009/20/10John IsaksonRGAYes
Torgow, MalkeChemicals$2,4009/20/10Debbie StabenowDMIYes
Torgow, MalkeChemicals$2,4009/20/10Debbie StabenowDMIYes
Ashland IncChemicals$4,0009/21/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Basf CorpChemicals$5,0009/21/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Basf CorpChemicals$5,0009/21/10Roy BluntRMOYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/21/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/21/10Mary LandrieuDLAYes
Eastman ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/21/10Daniel CoatsRINYes
Coons, ThomasChemicals$5009/22/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/22/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Rogers, James PChemicals$1,0009/22/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$6169/23/10Scott BrownRMAYes
American Composites Manufacturers AssnChemicals$1,0009/23/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$4,0009/23/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/23/10Jeff BingamanDNMYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,5009/23/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,0009/23/10Richard BurrRNCYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,5009/23/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/23/10Richard BurrRNCYes
Gau, Susan CochranChemicals$2509/23/10Thomas CoburnROKYes
Wetherington, William MrChemicals$1,0009/23/10Scott BrownRMAYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$5,0009/24/10Harry ReidDNVYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$5,0009/24/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$5,0009/24/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$5,0009/24/10Roy BluntRMOYes
Harris, RogerChemicals$5009/24/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Air Products & Chemicals IncChemicals$1,0009/27/10Mary LandrieuDLAYes
Air Products & Chemicals IncChemicals$1,0009/27/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Mcghee, JoyceChemicals$5009/27/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$2,5009/28/10Jeff BingamanDNMYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,0009/28/10Orrin HatchRUTYes
Olson, Scott WChemicals$2509/28/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Air Products & Chemicals IncChemicals$1,0009/29/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,0009/29/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Foster, W KimChemicals$1,0009/29/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Ghasemi, SeifiChemicals$2,4009/29/10Harry ReidDNVYes
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King, Valerie K MsChemicals$1,0009/30/10Scott BrownRMAYes
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Dixon, Robert MrChemicals$50010/4/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
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Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,50010/5/10Roy BluntRMOYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,00010/5/10Daniel CoatsRINYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,00010/5/10Kelly AyotteRNHYes
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Basf CorpChemicals$5,00010/6/10Richard BurrRNCYes
Basf CorpChemicals$3,50010/6/10David VitterRLAYes
Bayer CorpChemicals$1,00010/6/10John BarrassoRWYYes
Fmc CorpChemicals$1,00010/7/10Thomas CarperDDENo
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Swigart, Stephen HChemicals$50010/9/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Gottwald, Bruce CChemicals$1,25010/12/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Gottwald, Bruce CChemicals$1,25010/12/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Honeywell InternationalChemicals$50010/12/10Michael CrapoRIDYes
Kelly, TerriChemicals$1,00010/12/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Basf CorpChemicals$5,00010/13/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Difulgentiz, RobertChemicals$50010/13/10Jerry MoranRKSYes
Dupont CoChemicals$2,00010/13/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Gottwald, BruceChemicals$1,25010/13/10Roy BluntRMOYes
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Gottwald, Bruce CChemicals$1,25010/13/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Thoren, Donald PChemicals$1,00010/13/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Zinkan, Karl JChemicals$1,00010/13/10Charles GrassleyRIANo
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Bero, James MrChemicals$25010/14/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Thompson, Thomas W MrChemicals$50010/14/10Scott BrownRMAYes
Walter, William G MrChemicals$1,00010/14/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Wong, Kim-PokChemicals$25010/14/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Boyce, MichaelChemicals$2,30010/15/10Ben NelsonDNEYes
Deer, Daniel C IiiChemicals$1,00010/15/10Orrin HatchRUTYes
Mettee, ElizabethChemicals$25010/15/10Barbara MikulskiDMDYes
Olin CorpChemicals$1,00010/15/10Bob CorkerRTNYes
Olin CorpChemicals$1,00010/15/10David VitterRLAYes
Friedman, RichardChemicals$1,00010/16/10Richard BlumenthalDCTYes
Friedman, RichardChemicals$1,00010/16/10Richard BlumenthalDCTYes
Dooley, CalvinChemicals$1,40010/17/10Robert PortmanROHYes
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Air Liquide AmericaChemicals$1,25010/18/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Minella, LynnChemicals$50010/18/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Zinkan, James MrChemicals$1,00010/18/10John IsaksonRGAYes
Eastman ChemicalChemicals$2,50010/19/10Roy BluntRMOYes
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Brill, DonaldChemicals$20010/21/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
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Dupont CoChemicals$1,00010/21/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
Mcdonough, John PatrickChemicals$1,00010/21/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
Wheatcraft, AllanChemicals$50010/21/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Zinkan, K JamesChemicals$1,00010/21/10John HoevenRNDYes
Squires, NelsonChemicals$50010/23/10Patrick ToomeyRPAYes
Collette, JohnChemicals$25010/24/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Ashland IncChemicals$2,00010/25/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Brown, JamesChemicals$1,00010/25/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
D'costa, JeffrieChemicals$1,00010/25/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$2,50010/25/10Marco RubioRFLNo
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,50010/25/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,00010/25/10Kelly AyotteRNHYes
Nagarajan, VasanthaChemicals$25010/25/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
American Chemistry CouncilChemicals$1,00010/26/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Dupont CoChemicals$5,00010/26/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Dupont CoChemicals$3,00010/26/10Mark KirkRILNot Voting
Moore, Walter KChemicals$2,40010/26/10Robert PortmanROHYes
Dupont CoChemicals$1,00010/28/10Lisa MurkowskiRAKYes
Dow ChemicalChemicals$1,00010/29/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
Eastman ChemicalChemicals$3,00010/29/10Joe ManchinDWVYes
Eastman ChemicalChemicals$1,00010/29/10Rand PaulRKYNo
Friedman, Richard LChemicals$2,40010/29/10Barbara BoxerDCAYes
Friedman, Richard LChemicals$1,00010/29/10Michael BennetDCONo
Ivcevich, Joseph MChemicals$50010/29/10Robert MenéndezDNJYes
Zinkan, K JChemicals$1,00010/29/10Ron JohnsonRWIYes
Granger, BarryChemicals$1,00010/31/10Chris CoonsDDEYes
18 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: On Passage of the Bill H.R. 8

18 organizations supported this bill

American Gas Association
Jennifer O’Shea and Jake Rubin (2013, January 1). United States Congress Passes American Taxpayer Relief Act: Implications Significant for Economy, Industry, Investors . Retrieved January 2, 2013, from AGA.
American Medical Directors Association
McKnights (2013, January 3). Long-Term Care Providers Dodge Bullets in Fiscal Cliff Deal, but CLASS (Act) is Out. McKnight's Long Term Care News. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.mcknights.com/long-term-care-providers-dodge-bullets-in-fiscal-cliff-deal-but-class-act-is-out/article/274564/#.
American Physical Therapy Association
Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS (2013, January 1). Statement by APTA President on Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from APTA.
American Wind Energy Association
Ellen Carey (2013, January 1). Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credits for Projects that Start in 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from AWEA.
Coca-Cola Company
Darren Goode (2013, January 3). Energy Sector Scores Win from Fiscal Cliff Deal. Politico. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/energy-sector-scores-wins-from-fiscal-cliff-deal-85691.html?hp=r7.
CompTIA
Audrey Chang (2013, January 3). CompTIA Commends Congress for Addressing Tax Provisions in Budget, Urges Continued Support For Policies That Spur Growth in IT Sector. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from CompTIA.
Edison Electric Institute
Darren Goode (2013, January 3). Energy Sector Scores Win from Fiscal Cliff Deal. Politico. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/energy-sector-scores-wins-from-fiscal-cliff-deal-85691.html?hp=r7.
Illinois Farm Bureau
Nielsen, Adam (2013, January 3). Washington Update: IFB's Tax Victories. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from IFB.
LeadingAge
McKnights (2013, January 3). Long-Term Care Providers Dodge Bullets in Fiscal Cliff Deal, But CLASS (Act) is Out. McKnight's Long Term Care News. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.mcknights.com/long-term-care-providers-dodge-bullets-in-fiscal-cliff-deal-but-class-act-is-out/article/274564/#.
Lockheed Martin
(2013, January 3). Passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from .
National Center for Assisted Living
McKnights (2013, January 3). Long-Term Care Providers Dodge Bullets in Fiscal Cliff Deal, But CLASS (Act) is Out. McKnight's Long Term Care News. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.mcknights.com/long-term-care-providers-dodge-bullets-in-fiscal-cliff-deal-but-class-act-is-out/article/274564/#.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Max Richtman (2013, January 1). NCPSSM Letter to Representatives. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from NCPSSM.
National Grocers Association
PG (2013, January 2). NGA Pleased by Passage of Taxpayer Relief Act. Progressive Grocer. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.progressivegrocer.com/top-stories/headlines/industry-intelligence/id36994/nga-pleased-by-passage-of-taxpayer-relief-act/.
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
Jackie Bado (2013, January 2). National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Supports the Decision by Congress to Prevent the Fiscal Cliff. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from PR Newswire.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Darren Goode (2013, January 3). Energy Sector Scores Win from Fiscal Cliff Deal. Politico. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/energy-sector-scores-wins-from-fiscal-cliff-deal-85691.html?hp=r7.
Nuclear Energy Institute
Goode, Darren (2013, January 3). Energy Sector Scores Win from Fiscal Cliff Deal. Politico. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/energy-sector-scores-wins-from-fiscal-cliff-deal-85691.html?hp=r7.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Elena Temple- Webb with Lina Garcia and Karen Hinton (2013, January 1). US Conference of Mayors President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Issues Statement on Fiscal Cliff Agreement. Retrieved January 2, 2013, from US Mayors.
Walmart
Goode, Darren (2013, January 3). Energy Sector Scores Win from Fiscal Cliff Deal. Politico. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/energy-sector-scores-wins-from-fiscal-cliff-deal-85691.html?hp=r7.

5 organizations opposed this bill

American Hospital Association
Rich Umbdenstock (2013, January 1). Statement on the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Retrieved January 2, 2013, from AHA.
Club for Growth
Roth, Andrew (2013, January 1). Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill (HR 8). Retrieved January 1, 2013, from Club for Growth.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2013, January 1). Key Vote NO on H.R. 8, the “Fiscal Cliff” Tax Hikes and Sequester Postponement Bill . Retrieved January 2, 2013, from Freedomworks.
Heritage Foundation
Heritage Action (2012, December 31). "No" on Kick-the-Can Tax Increase. Retrieved January 2, 2013, from Heritage Action for America.
Huntsman
Newsmax (2013, January 3). CEOs Pan Fiscal Cliff Deal, Calling it a 'Disaster' and a 'Joke'. Newsmax Money News. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://www.moneynews.com/newswidget/ceo-fiscal-cliff-deal/2013/01/03/id/469853?promo_code=EB8D-1&utm_source=National_Review&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$2,210Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$0$1,000Yes
Mark BegichDAK$0$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$0$1,000No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$5,000Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$2,000Yes
Roy BluntRMO$0$18,250Yes
John BoozmanRAR$0$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$2,400Yes
Scott BrownRMA$0$18,316Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$10,000Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$0$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$1,000No
Bob CaseyDPA$0$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$6,900Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$2,500Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$2,000Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$0$20,700Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,000Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$2,500Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Not Voting
Dick DurbinDIL$0$1,000Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$0$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$2,500Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$4,000No
Kay HaganDNC$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0No
Orrin HatchRUT$0$5,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$0$1,000Yes
John HoevenRND$0$1,000Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$2,000Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$23,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$0$12,950Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$2,500Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$4,000Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$0Not Voting
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$2,500Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$0$16,000Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$2,000Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$500Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$250Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$0$3,200Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$1,000Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$2,300Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$0$5,600No
Rob PortmanROH$0$35,650Yes
Mark PryorDAR$0$2,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$7,400Yes
Jim RischRID$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$0$8,750No
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0No
Olympia SnoweRME$0$2,500Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$4,800Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$3,500Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$16,050Yes
Mark UdallDCO$0$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$9,000Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$0$1,000Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$-1,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,000$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$77,490$81,410Yes
John BarrassoRWY$5,500$1,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$8,500$1,000Yes
Mark BegichDAK$0$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$124,100$7,450No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$41,250$7,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$49,537$22,000Yes
Roy BluntRMO$48,900$107,109Yes
John BoozmanRAR$17,033$51,350Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$151,627$15,450Yes
Scott BrownRMA$27,300$22,966Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,100$200Yes
Richard BurrRNC$37,540$29,950Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$4,650$1,000Yes
Ben CardinDMD$3,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$1,000No
Bob CaseyDPA$2,000$1,000Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,500$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$40,983$80,250Yes
Tom CoburnROK$9,750$12,600Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$3,000$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$8,000$2,000Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,000$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$35,797$28,550Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$1,100$22,700Yes
John CornynRTX$4,250$10,818Yes
Mike CrapoRID$27,400$2,500Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$13,900$23,850Not Voting
Dick DurbinDIL$3,000$1,000Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,800$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$0$500Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$32,200$5,500Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,250$2,500Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$29,200$10,500No
Kay HaganDNC$9,500$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$8,450No
Orrin HatchRUT$7,500$5,500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$8,000$1,000Yes
John HoevenRND$33,400$19,850Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$2,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,450$11,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$21,825$173,880Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,000$0Yes
John KerryDMA$4,000$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$62,157$79,300Not Voting
Amy KlobucharDMN$34,550$250Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$5,000$2,500Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$500$4,000Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$500$0Not Voting
Patrick LeahyDVT$7,900$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$24,750$10,376No
Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$5,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$2,500Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$69,350$42,800Yes
John McCainRAZ$37,750$33,665Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,500$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$8,400$2,000Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$3,500$12,900Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$500$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$10,000$650Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$45,900$10,750Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$17,450$3,750Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$79,533$10,400Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$4,400$2,300Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,900$3,500Yes
Rand PaulRKY$21,810$182,923No
Rob PortmanROH$51,300$86,937Yes
Mark PryorDAR$1,000$2,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$134,626$18,650Yes
Jim RischRID$1,000$800Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,000$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$90,633$84,921No
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$32,250$35,300Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$500Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$8,400$3,500No
Olympia SnoweRME$11,000$4,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$4,000$11,950Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,000$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$39,400$20,950Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$106,700$178,004Yes
Mark UdallDCO$0$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$2,500$0Yes
David VitterRLA$34,775$36,641Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$6,000$1,000Yes
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$3,000$500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$31,150$10,300Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$347,216
Electric Power utilities$252,850
Defense aerospace contractors$251,060
Department, variety & convenience stores$182,610
Nursing homes$173,100
Computers, components & accessories$158,133
Food stores$151,050
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$138,600
Other non-physician health practitioners$92,375
Alternate energy production & services$90,840
Minority/Ethnic Groups$50,700
Health professionals$43,625
Elderly issues/Social Security$20,868
Beverage bottling & distribution$15,639
Nuclear energy$9,000
Public official (elected or appointed)$1,500
Farm bureaus$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$950,844
Hospitals$441,680
Chemicals$281,726
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