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

S. 1720 - Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

Economics and public finance. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide American jobs through economic growth. (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.

Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

S. 1720 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to provide American jobs through economic growth. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide American jobs through economic growth.
Other Titles
  • Jobs Through Growth Act
  • American Energy and Western Jobs Act
  • Creating American Jobs through Exports Act of 2011
  • Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act
  • Employment Protection Act of 2011
  • Energy Tax Prevention Act
  • Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act
  • Financial Regulatory Responsibility Act
  • Freedom from Restrictive Excessive Executive Demands and Onerous Mandates Act of 2011
  • Government Litigation Savings Act
  • Government Neutrality in Contracting Act
  • Jobs and Energy Permitting Act
  • MCAP Act
  • Medical Care Access Protection Act of 2011
  • Mining Jobs Protection Act
  • National Labor Relations Board Reform Act
  • Public Lands Job Creation Act
  • Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
  • Regulation Moratorium and Jobs Preservation Act
  • Regulatory Responsibility for Our Economy Act
  • REINS Act
  • Unfunded Mandates Accountability Act
  • Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor
John McCain
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Economics and public finance
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Appropriations
  • Banking and financial institutions regulation
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Budget process
  • Business investment and capital
  • Business records
  • Census and government statistics
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Economic theory
  • Employment taxes
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy research
  • Energy revenues and royalties
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal officials
  • Financial Stability Oversight Council
  • Government information and archives
  • Government liability
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health personnel
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Income tax rates
  • Industrial facilities
  • Inflation and prices
  • International scientific cooperation
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Labor and employment
  • Labor-management relations
  • Land transfers
  • Land use and conservation
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Mining
  • Monetary policy
  • Motor vehicles
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Oil and gas
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Pest management
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Product safety and quality
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Research and development
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Small Business Administration
  • Small business
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • State and local government operations
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax reform and tax simplification
  • Unemployment
  • Water quality
  • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced10/17/2011
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/17/2011
10/17/2011Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
10/17/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Put on a legislative calendar10/18/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 203.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$57,975
$6,864,752
$6,922,727
22% more
$3,200,326
$5,150
$293,200
$4,606,444
$352,909
$8,458,029
2 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

2 organizations supported this bill

Americans for Tax Reform
Ellis, Ryan (2011, October 18). ATR Supports S. 1720, Senate GOP Economic Growth Bill. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from ATR.
Crossroads GPS
Crossroads GPS (2011, July 12). Break the Regulatory Chokehold on Economic Recovery. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Crossroads GPS.

10 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
Samuel, William (2011, November 10). Legislative Alert!. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from AFL CIO.
Americans for Financial Reform
Americans for Financial Reform (2011, November 10). AFR Letter to Senators. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from AFR.
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
Demos
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
Economic Policy Institute
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
League of Conservation Voters
Karpinski, Gene (2011, November 10). Re: Oppose McCain Amendment (S. 1720) – Extreme Assault on Environment, Public Health Safeguards. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from US Climate Network.
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
OMB Watch
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
Public Citizen
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.
Union of Concerned Scientists
undersigned organizations (2011, November 10). The Senate Republican Jobs Bill: A “Jobs Plan” About Everything Except Jobs. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from Sensible Safeguards.

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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$23,950$2,200
Kelly AyotteRNH$83,016$1,000
John BarrassoRWY$29,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$0$75,800
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$233,408
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$335,628
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$71,256
Roy BluntRMO$119,766$500
John BoozmanRAR$39,845$3,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$630,803
Scott P. BrownRMA$617,683$7,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$520,613
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$0$124,378
Ben CardinDMD$2,500$60,525
Tom CarperDDE$0$24,050
Bob CaseyDPA$0$106,604
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$354,798$4,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$50,100$0
Tom CoburnROK$100,093$0
William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$64,050$20,100
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$83,717
Bob CorkerRTN$45,180$500
John CornynRTX$144,440$0
Mike CrapoRID$700$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$282,970$8,950
Dick DurbinDIL$0$117,296
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$32,022
Al FrankenDMN$500$555,536
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,800$402,871
Lindsey GrahamRSC$20,558$3,800
Chuck GrassleyRIA$40,150$5,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$293,292
Tom HarkinDIA$0$66,518
Orrin G. HatchRUT$28,450$21,850
Dean HellerRNV$137,687$6,000
John HoevenRND$14,100$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$2,300
Jim InhofeROK$60,975$0
Dan InouyeDHI$1,000$6,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$24,750$7,100
Mike JohannsRNE$20,246$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$154,207$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$88,910
John F. KerryDMA$0$36,594
Mark KirkRIL$246,400$26,030
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$41,263
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$89,396
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$57,003
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$77,950
Mike LeeRUT$29,970$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$104,948
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$18,050$15,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$119,265
John McCainRAZ$173,193$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$500$166,786
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$234,433$4,800
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$55,950
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$300,653
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$21,700
Jerry MoranRKS$16,450$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$0$235,101
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$24,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$152,826
Rand PaulRKY$270,940$0
Rob PortmanROH$114,598$14,200
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$21,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,360
Harry ReidDNV$7,100$292,486
Jim RischRID$180,206$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$102,899$500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$74,700
Marco RubioRFL$949,743$6,000
Bernie SandersIVT$0$281,270
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,400$127,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$61,970$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$333,479
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$50$4,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$19,050$31,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$117,091
Jon TesterDMT$250$421,427
John ThuneRSD$259,743$7,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,360,492$31,550
Mark UdallDCO$0$556,616
Tom UdallDNM$0$287,835
David VitterRLA$210,401$30,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,000$134,309
Jim WebbDVA$0$4,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$117,840
Roger F. WickerRMS$60,675$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$0$33,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$23,950$2,200
Kelly AyotteRNH$83,016$1,000
John BarrassoRWY$29,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$0$75,800
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$233,408
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$335,628
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$71,256
Roy BluntRMO$119,766$500
John BoozmanRAR$39,845$3,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$630,803
Scott P. BrownRMA$617,683$7,300
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$520,613
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$0$124,378
Ben CardinDMD$2,500$60,525
Tom CarperDDE$0$24,050
Bob CaseyDPA$0$106,604
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$354,798$4,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$50,100$0
Tom CoburnROK$100,093$0
William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$64,050$20,100
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$83,717
Bob CorkerRTN$45,180$500
John CornynRTX$144,440$0
Mike CrapoRID$700$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$282,970$8,950
Dick DurbinDIL$0$117,296
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$32,022
Al FrankenDMN$500$555,536
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,800$402,871
Lindsey GrahamRSC$20,558$3,800
Chuck GrassleyRIA$40,150$5,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$293,292
Tom HarkinDIA$0$66,518
Orrin G. HatchRUT$28,450$21,850
Dean HellerRNV$137,687$6,000
John HoevenRND$14,100$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$2,300
Jim InhofeROK$60,975$0
Dan InouyeDHI$1,000$6,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$24,750$7,100
Mike JohannsRNE$20,246$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$154,207$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$88,910
John F. KerryDMA$0$36,594
Mark KirkRIL$246,400$26,030
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$41,263
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$89,396
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$57,003
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$77,950
Mike LeeRUT$29,970$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$104,948
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$18,050$15,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$119,265
John McCainRAZ$173,193$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$500$166,786
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$234,433$4,800
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$55,950
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$300,653
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$21,700
Jerry MoranRKS$16,450$500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$0$235,101
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$24,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$152,826
Rand PaulRKY$270,940$0
Rob PortmanROH$114,598$14,200
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$21,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,360
Harry ReidDNV$7,100$292,486
Jim RischRID$180,206$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$102,899$500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$74,700
Marco RubioRFL$949,743$6,000
Bernie SandersIVT$0$281,270
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,400$127,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$61,970$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$333,479
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$50$4,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$19,050$31,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$117,091
Jon TesterDMT$250$421,427
John ThuneRSD$259,743$7,400
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,360,492$31,550
Mark UdallDCO$0$556,616
Tom UdallDNM$0$287,835
David VitterRLA$210,401$30,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,000$134,309
Jim WebbDVA$0$4,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$117,840
Roger F. WickerRMS$60,675$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$0$33,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
Environmental policy$3,200,326
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Labor Unions$293,200
Consumer groups$5,150
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