S. 2059 - Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012

Taxation. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012

S. 2059 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers.
Other Titles
  • Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Employment taxes
  • Income tax deductions
  • Income tax rates
  • Inflation and prices
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Tax reform and tax simplification
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/01/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/01/2012
2/01/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S263-264)
2/01/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $341,862 Against $0
  2. March - April 2007 For $945,522 Against $0
  3. May - June 2007 For $1,158,895 Against $0
  4. July - August 2007 For $414,920 Against $0
  5. September - October 2007 For $1,457,236 Against $0
  6. November - December 2007 For $1,384,141 Against $0
  7. January - February 2008 For $695,835 Against $0
  8. March - April 2008 For $1,455,191 Against $0
  9. May - June 2008 For $2,002,902 Against $0
  10. July - August 2008 For $1,134,758 Against $0
  11. September - October 2008 For $3,815,559 Against $0
  12. November - December 2008 For $483,864 Against $0
  13. January - February 2009 For $232,244 Against $0
  14. March - April 2009 For $585,139 Against $0
  15. May - June 2009 For $658,367 Against $0
  16. July - August 2009 For $309,543 Against $0
  17. September - October 2009 For $547,927 Against $0
  18. November - December 2009 For $475,565 Against $0
  19. January - February 2010 For $434,705 Against $0
  20. March - April 2010 For $948,714 Against $0
  21. May - June 2010 For $937,284 Against $0
  22. July - August 2010 For $721,308 Against $0
  23. September - October 2010 For $1,963,071 Against $0
  24. November - December 2010 For $232,005 Against $0
  25. January - February 2011 For $381,668 Against $0
  26. March - April 2011 For $859,141 Against $0
  27. May - June 2011 For $803,280 Against $0
  28. July - August 2011 For $394,235 Against $0
  29. September - October 2011 For $670,536 Against $0
  30. November - December 2011 For $747,436 Against $0
  31. January - February 2012 For $344,579 Against $0
  32. March - April 2012 For $667,077 Against $0
  33. May - June 2012 For $797,362 Against $0
  34. July - August 2012 For $697,065 Against $0
  35. September - October 2012 For $1,359,462 Against $0
  36. November - December 2012 For $229,428 Against $0

Votes

    50 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012

    50 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of Museums
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    American Cancer Society
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    American Chemical Society
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) (2012, February 3). Senator Whitehouse Introduces “Buffett Rule” Legislation to Ensure High Earners Pay at Least 30% Federal Tax Rate. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from AFSCME.
    American Heart Association
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Americans for the Arts
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Association of Art Museum Directors
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Association of Fundraising Professionals
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Association of Performing Arts Presenters
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Center for Nonprofit Excellence
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Chorus America
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Council on Foundations
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Dance/USA
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Easter Seals
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Feeding America
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Fractured Atlas
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Goodwill Industries International
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Grantmakers Forum of New York
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Independent Sector
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Buffett Rule Letter. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from Speak Up For Museums.
    Kidney Cancer Association
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    LeadingAge
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    League of American Orchestras
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Lutheran Services in America
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    National Alliance for Musical Theatre
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    National Council of La Raza
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    National Education Association
    Anderson, Kim and Mary Kusler (2012, February 16). Letter to Senator Whitehouse supporting his Paying a Fair Share Act. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from NEA.
    National Performance Network
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Nature Conservancy
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Network for Good
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    New Music USA
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    OPERA America
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Performing Arts Alliance
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Positive Alternative Choices Today
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Progressive Congress
    Progressive Congress (2012). Warren Buffett’s tax rate shouldn’t be lower than his secretary’s. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from .
    Public Allies
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Sanford School Of Public Policy, Duke University
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    South Carolina Small Business Chamber Of Commerce
    South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (Article by United Press International) (2012, April 10). Small business groups back Buffett Rule. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from SCSBC.
    Susan G. Komen Advocacy Alliance
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Theatre Communications Group
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Tides and the Advocacy Fund
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    United Automobile Workers
    Cobb, Gwynne, Davis, Sandra, John, Jennifer, Silvi, Joan & Skelly, Chris (2012). A day on Capitol Hill. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from .
    United Way Worldwide
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    USAction
    USAction (2012). Tell your Senators to vote for the Buffett Rule. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from True Majority Action.
    Volunteers of America
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.
    Wealth for Common Good
    Wealth for Common Good (2012). Campaign to Raise Taxes on High-Incomes – Background Info. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from WCG.
    YMCA of the USA
    undersigned organizations (2012, March 12). Non Profit Coalition Letter to Senator Whitehouse. Retrieved December 7, 2012, from Speak Up for Museums.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$7,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$201,811$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$48,550$0
    John BarrassoRWY$30,700$0
    Max BaucusDMT$342,132$0
    Mark BegichDAK$565,589$0
    Michael BennetDCO$807,210$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$322,556$0
    Roy BluntRMO$130,978$0
    John BoozmanRAR$51,650$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,551,841$0
    Scott BrownRMA$404,027$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,350,736$0
    Richard BurrRNC$72,420$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$405,781$0
    Ben CardinDMD$273,487$0
    Tom CarperDDE$91,366$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$416,712$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$120,368$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$39,550$0
    Tom CoburnROK$11,800$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$24,150$0
    Susan CollinsRME$113,200$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,300$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$181,204$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$180,390$0
    John CornynRTX$162,575$0
    Mike CrapoRID$20,530$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$38,650$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$491,446$0
    Mike EnziRWY$7,000$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$218,663$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,678,561$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,291,579$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,802$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$63,250$0
    Kay HaganDNC$2,066,780$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$387,291$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$113,900$0
    Dean HellerRNV$86,640$0
    John HoevenRND$32,060$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$18,650$0
    Jim InhofeROK$41,470$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$128,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$71,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$22,950$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$38,976$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$398,317$0
    John KerryDMA$501,140$0
    Mark KirkRIL$201,780$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$277,706$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$3,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$455,369$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$499,165$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$196,250$0
    Mike LeeRUT$16,849$0
    Carl LevinDMI$427,255$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$-800$0
    Dick LugarRIN$127,035$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$200,754$0
    John McCainRAZ$88,475$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$731,139$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$233,350$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$298,230$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$829,968$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$209,576$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$42,150$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,450$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$610,669$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$70,950$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$465,165$0
    Rand PaulRKY$63,054$0
    Rob PortmanROH$116,824$0
    Mark PryorDAR$125,588$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$157,635$0
    Harry ReidDNV$858,504$0
    Jim RischRID$12,600$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$28,750$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$263,050$0
    Marco RubioRFL$140,491$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$424,708$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$487,953$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$46,750$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$844,557$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$65,700$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$71,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$455,139$0
    Jon TesterDMT$718,651$0
    John ThuneRSD$79,685$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$194,807$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,230,105$0
    Tom UdallDNM$884,273$0
    David VitterRLA$73,955$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,610,635$0
    Jim WebbDVA$34,950$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$264,489$0
    Roger WickerRMS$75,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$170,950$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$7,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$201,811$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$48,550$0
    John BarrassoRWY$30,700$0
    Max BaucusDMT$342,132$0
    Mark BegichDAK$565,589$0
    Michael BennetDCO$807,210$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$322,556$0
    Roy BluntRMO$130,978$0
    John BoozmanRAR$51,650$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,551,841$0
    Scott BrownRMA$404,027$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,350,736$0
    Richard BurrRNC$72,420$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$405,781$0
    Ben CardinDMD$273,487$0
    Tom CarperDDE$91,366$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$416,712$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$120,368$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$39,550$0
    Tom CoburnROK$11,800$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$24,150$0
    Susan CollinsRME$113,200$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,300$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$181,204$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$180,390$0
    John CornynRTX$162,575$0
    Mike CrapoRID$20,530$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$38,650$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$491,446$0
    Mike EnziRWY$7,000$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$218,663$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,678,561$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,291,579$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,802$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$63,250$0
    Kay HaganDNC$2,066,780$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$387,291$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$113,900$0
    Dean HellerRNV$86,640$0
    John HoevenRND$32,060$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$18,650$0
    Jim InhofeROK$41,470$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$128,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$71,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$22,950$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$38,976$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$398,317$0
    John KerryDMA$501,140$0
    Mark KirkRIL$201,780$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$277,706$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$3,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$455,369$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$499,165$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$196,250$0
    Mike LeeRUT$16,849$0
    Carl LevinDMI$427,255$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$-800$0
    Dick LugarRIN$127,035$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$200,754$0
    John McCainRAZ$88,475$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$731,139$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$233,350$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$298,230$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$829,968$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$209,576$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$42,150$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,450$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$610,669$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$70,950$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$465,165$0
    Rand PaulRKY$63,054$0
    Rob PortmanROH$116,824$0
    Mark PryorDAR$125,588$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$157,635$0
    Harry ReidDNV$858,504$0
    Jim RischRID$12,600$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$28,750$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$263,050$0
    Marco RubioRFL$140,491$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$424,708$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$487,953$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$46,750$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$844,557$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$65,700$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$71,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$455,139$0
    Jon TesterDMT$718,651$0
    John ThuneRSD$79,685$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$194,807$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,230,105$0
    Tom UdallDNM$884,273$0
    David VitterRLA$73,955$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,610,635$0
    Jim WebbDVA$34,950$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$264,489$0
    Roger WickerRMS$75,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$170,950$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
    Schools & colleges$6,736,272
    Environmental policy$3,082,567
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,648,111
    Non-profit foundations$1,546,802
    Teachers unions$1,026,450
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
    Philanthropists$873,172
    State & local govt employee unions$509,720
    Education$504,410
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$454,182
    Health & welfare policy$449,450
    Welfare & Social Work$373,065
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$354,158
    Live theater & other entertainment productions$333,180
    Automotive Unions$278,632
    Chambers of commerce$262,394
    Elderly issues/Social Security$242,216
    Bands, orchestras & other live music production$148,286

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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