S. 3412 - Middle Class Tax Cut Act

Taxation. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on July 25, 2012 
Amendments:
6 proposed amendments. 1 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on July 25, 2012.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 51 voted NO: 48
1 voted present/not voting

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Middle Class Tax Cut Act

S. 3412 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families.
Other Titles
  • Middle Class Tax Cut Act
  • Middle Class Tax Cut Act
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Taxation
    • Business investment and capital
    • Capital gains tax
    • Computers and information technology
    • Income tax credits
    • Income tax deductions
    • Income tax rates
    • Poverty and welfare assistance
    • Student aid and college costs
    • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
    • Tax treatment of families
    • Wages and earnings
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    Major Actions
    Introduced7/19/2012
    Amendments (6 proposed)
    Passed Senate7/25/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2573 to S. 3412 (Middle Class Tax Cut Act)7/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    45 voted YES 54 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateS. 3412 (112th): Middle Class Tax Cut Act7/25/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    51 voted YES 48 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/19/2012
    Put on a legislative calendar7/19/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
    7/23/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    7/23/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
    7/24/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    7/25/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    7/25/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate.
    7/25/2012Measure laid before Senate by motion.
    7/25/2012Amendment SA 2573 proposed by Senator Hatch.
    7/25/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
    select this voteVote7/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2573 to S. 3412 (Middle Class Tax Cut Act)
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/25/2012S. 3412 (112th): Middle Class Tax Cut Act
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    S. Amdt. 2568Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]July 24, 2012Offered on July 23, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2569Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]July 24, 2012Offered on July 23, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2570Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]July 24, 2012Offered on July 23, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2571Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]July 24, 2012Offered on July 23, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2572Collins, Susan [R-ME]July 24, 2012Offered on July 23, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2573Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]July 25, 2012Failed by roll call vote on July 24, 2012.

    In the nature of a substitute.

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    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Average received by Senators who

    voted YESsort iconvoted NO
    Women's issues$195,392$3,174
    Democratic/Liberal$122,000$205
    State & local govt employee unions$10,110$52
    Commercial service unions$8,461$73
    Health & welfare policy$7,668$855
    Labor Unions$5,905$0
    Automotive Manufacturing union$5,513$27
    Human Rights$1,180$73
    $356,229$4,460

    Interest groups that supported this bill gave 80 times as much to Senators that voted YES than to Senators that voted NO

    opposed this bill

    Average received by Senators who

    voted NOsort iconvoted YES
    Republican/Conservative$163,099$382
    Special trade contractors$19,973$11,784
    Builders associations$6,974$97
    Manufacturing$6,324$1,472
    Small business associations$6,270$1,039
    Chambers of commerce$4,442$2,022
    Fiscal & tax policy$816$501
    Farm bureaus$706$27
    Elderly issues/Social Security$234$4,521
    $208,839$21,847

    Interest groups that opposed this bill gave 9.6 times as much to Senators that voted NO than to Senators that voted YES

    11 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Middle Class Tax Cut Act: S. 3412 (112th): Middle Class Tax Cut Act

    11 organizations supported this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Hall, Mike (2012, July 24). Tell Your Senators to End the Bush Tax Cuts for the Richest 2%. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from AFL-CIO.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Loveless, Charles M. (2012, July 24). AFSCME Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from AFSCME.
    Americans for Democratic Action
    ADA (2012). Support the Middle Class Tax Act. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from Wired for Change.
    Americans for Tax Fairness
    Crowley, Sean (2012, July 25). Coalition Praises Senate for Passing Bill to End Bush Tax Cuts for Top 2% . Retrieved July 25, 2012, from ATF.
    Campaign for America's Future
    Rose, Liz (2012, July 25). Campaign for America's Future Urges Senators to Support Tax Cuts for 98%. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from CAF.
    International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    Nassar, Josh (2012, July 25). UAW Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from UAW.
    Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    Henderson, Wade and Nancy Zirkin (2012, July 24). Support S. 3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Civil Rights.org.
    National Community Tax Coalition
    Jackie Lynn Coleman (2012, July 24). NCTC Letter to Honorable Members of the U.S. Senate. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from Tax-Coalition.org.
    National Women's Law Center
    NWLC (2012, July 25). NWLC Applauds Senate Vote to End Tax Cuts for the Richest 2 Percent of Americans. Retrieved July 26, 2012, from NWLC.
    Service Employees International Union
    Nulty, Christopher (2012, July 24). SEIU's Henry: Hard Day's Work Should be Valued by Politicians, Not Overshadowed by Rabid Drive to Protect Tax Breaks for Elite. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from SEIU.
    Wider Opportunities for Women
    McMahon, Shawn (2012, July 25). WOW Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from WOW Online.

    10 organizations opposed this bill

    60 Plus Association
    60 Plus Association (2012, July 25). The 60 Plus Association Calls on the Senate to vote NO! on Death Tax Increase. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from 60 Plus Association.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    AFBF (2012, October 1). Taxes-Capital Gains Tax Extension. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from AFBF.
    Americans for Prosperity
    Valvo, James (2012, July 25). Senate Key Vote: Oppose Reid's Tax Bill, S 3412. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from AfP.
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Blair, Paul (2012, July 26). Claire McCaskill to Missouri Farmers: You Didn’t Build That Read. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from ATR.
    Associated Builders & Contractors
    ABC (2012, July 25). Senate Democrats Vote to Pass Small Business Tax Hike. Retrieved August 1, 2012, from ABC.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    Newhouse, Aric (2012, July 24). NAM Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from NAM.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Eckerly, Susan (2012, July 24). Senate Key Vote Letter: Oppose S. 3412. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from NFIB.
    National Roofing Contractors Association
    Audap, Brandon (2012, July 27). Senate Fails to Advance Legislation Shielding Small Businesses from Tax Increases. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from NRCA.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Swift, Nan (2012, July 25). “NO” on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3412, the so-called “Middle Class Tax Cut Act.”. Retrieved July 26, 2012, from NTU.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, Bruce R. (2012, July 24). Key Vote Alert on S. 3412, the "Middle Class Tax Cut Act". Retrieved July 25, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, 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
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$4,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,400$82,650No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$13,750$117,349No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$92,700No
    Max BaucusDMT$101,700$30,100Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$265,759$24,100Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$192,467$18,550Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-250Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$40,800$11,500Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$500$208,966No
    John BoozmanRAR$3,000$65,045No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,018,752$52,040Yes
    Scott P. BrownRMA$0$763,283No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$851,662$32,475Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$110,380No
    Maria CantwellDWA$106,758$2,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$82,500$22,250Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$35,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$107,400$24,650Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,700$736,308No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$81,400No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$124,093No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$50,600No
    Susan M. CollinsRME$139,120$177,348No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,100$2,500Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$95,840$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$105,820No
    John CornynRTX$500$306,206No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$20,650No
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,000$371,470No
    Dick DurbinDIL$178,886$18,500Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$2,500$17,000No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$254,843$10,750Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$794,620$34,232Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,019,506$43,210Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$500$91,484No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,800$70,800No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,586,938$13,006Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$99,503$14,450Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,850$59,200No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$221,037No
    John HoevenRND$1,000$50,700No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$500$74,700No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$142,250No
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,000$26,000Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$900$71,900No
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$59,372No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$225,227No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$137,770$10,471Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$228,146$29,900Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$9,420$451,800Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$322,951$22,850Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$6,750No
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$428,604$34,550Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,700$23,200Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$83,975$250Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$42,720No
    Carl LevinDMI$185,706$16,600Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$32,050No
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$109,365$44,550Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$204,193No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,523$11,750Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,000$490,885No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,200$90,700Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$399,710$13,100Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$120,608$11,000Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$42,150No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$19,230No
    Patty MurrayDWA$619,400$20,184Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$13,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$110,244$26,800Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$295,990No
    Rob PortmanROH$0$198,698No
    Mark L. PryorDAR$46,200$9,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$34,800$10,300Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$188,197$34,505Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$371,862No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,000$221,749No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$90,000$43,600Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$0$1,009,031No
    Bernie SandersIVT$253,480$5,425Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$105,525$39,960Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$185,940No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,297,775$39,200Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,250No
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,500$34,050No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$517,409$33,550Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$358,518$15,950Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$393,556No
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$300$1,449,641No
    Mark UdallDCO$489,872$32,550Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$285,079$29,300Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$323,926No
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$222,494$32,770Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,100No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,357$3,100Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$190,550No
    Ron WydenDOR$37,300$17,700Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$4,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,400$82,650No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$13,750$117,349No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$92,700No
    Max BaucusDMT$101,700$30,100Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$265,759$24,100Yes
    Michael F. BennetDCO$192,467$18,550Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-250Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$40,800$11,500Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$500$208,966No
    John BoozmanRAR$3,000$65,045No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,018,752$52,040Yes
    Scott P. BrownRMA$0$763,283No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$851,662$32,475Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$110,380No
    Maria CantwellDWA$106,758$2,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$82,500$22,250Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$35,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$107,400$24,650Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,700$736,308No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$81,400No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$124,093No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$50,600No
    Susan M. CollinsRME$139,120$177,348No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,100$2,500Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$95,840$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$105,820No
    John CornynRTX$500$306,206No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$20,650No
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,000$371,470No
    Dick DurbinDIL$178,886$18,500Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$2,500$17,000No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$254,843$10,750Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$794,620$34,232Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,019,506$43,210Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$500$91,484No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,800$70,800No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,586,938$13,006Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$99,503$14,450Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,850$59,200No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$221,037No
    John HoevenRND$1,000$50,700No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$500$74,700No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$142,250No
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,000$26,000Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$900$71,900No
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$59,372No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$225,227No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$137,770$10,471Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$228,146$29,900Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$9,420$451,800Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$322,951$22,850Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$6,750No
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$428,604$34,550Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,700$23,200Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$83,975$250Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$42,720No
    Carl LevinDMI$185,706$16,600Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$32,050No
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$109,365$44,550Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$204,193No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,523$11,750Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,000$490,885No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,200$90,700Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$399,710$13,100Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$120,608$11,000Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$42,150No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$19,230No
    Patty MurrayDWA$619,400$20,184Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$13,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$110,244$26,800Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$295,990No
    Rob PortmanROH$0$198,698No
    Mark L. PryorDAR$46,200$9,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$34,800$10,300Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$188,197$34,505Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$371,862No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,000$221,749No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$90,000$43,600Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$0$1,009,031No
    Bernie SandersIVT$253,480$5,425Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$105,525$39,960Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$185,940No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,297,775$39,200Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$12,250No
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,500$34,050No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$517,409$33,550Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$358,518$15,950Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$393,556No
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$300$1,449,641No
    Mark UdallDCO$489,872$32,550Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$285,079$29,300Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$323,926No
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$222,494$32,770Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,100No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,357$3,100Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$190,550No
    Ron WydenDOR$37,300$17,700Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$10,117,380
    Democratic/Liberal$6,238,848
    State & local govt employee unions$518,120
    Commercial service unions$435,000
    Health & welfare policy$434,500
    Labor Unions$301,150
    Automotive Manufacturing union$282,482
    Human Rights$63,702

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,164,864
    Special trade contractors$1,613,551
    Manufacturing$426,468
    Small business associations$368,949
    Builders associations$349,721
    Chambers of commerce$324,858
    Elderly issues/Social Security$241,807
    Fiscal & tax policy$64,725
    Farm bureaus$35,294
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