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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.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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.

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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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