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 selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill S. 34127/25/2012This 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.
    7/23/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
    7/23/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    7/24/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    7/25/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.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.
    select this voteVote7/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2573 to S. 3412 (Middle Class Tax Cut Act)
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/25/2012On Passage of the Bill S. 3412
    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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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $226,825 Against $112,930
    2. March - April 2007 For $603,220 Against $256,100
    3. May - June 2007 For $752,771 Against $360,534
    4. July - August 2007 For $218,207 Against $187,300
    5. September - October 2007 For $1,018,756 Against $281,052
    6. November - December 2007 For $1,008,156 Against $349,360
    7. January - February 2008 For $411,615 Against $226,470
    8. March - April 2008 For $1,042,167 Against $359,710
    9. May - June 2008 For $1,538,013 Against $426,753
    10. July - August 2008 For $889,500 Against $318,622
    11. September - October 2008 For $3,291,877 Against $691,585
    12. November - December 2008 For $369,261 Against $477,518
    13. January - February 2009 For $163,638 Against $87,616
    14. March - April 2009 For $255,289 Against $212,940
    15. May - June 2009 For $315,784 Against $800,443
    16. July - August 2009 For $88,021 Against $194,524
    17. September - October 2009 For $232,897 Against $368,854
    18. November - December 2009 For $209,480 Against $499,472
    19. January - February 2010 For $145,400 Against $620,440
    20. March - April 2010 For $364,168 Against $665,500
    21. May - June 2010 For $581,817 Against $848,946
    22. July - August 2010 For $474,481 Against $524,301
    23. September - October 2010 For $1,107,848 Against $1,175,169
    24. November - December 2010 For $54,534 Against $62,551
    25. January - February 2011 For $279,625 Against $64,650
    26. March - April 2011 For $415,575 Against $137,875
    27. May - June 2011 For $576,025 Against $96,995
    28. July - August 2011 For $261,510 Against $82,050
    29. September - October 2011 For $381,599 Against $119,691
    30. November - December 2011 For $419,017 Against $125,730
    31. January - February 2012 For $252,957 Against $89,588
    32. March - April 2012 For $460,231 Against $107,391
    33. May - June 2012 For $550,375 Against $132,898
    34. July - August 2012 For $606,333 Against $152,109
    35. September - October 2012 For $994,820 Against $321,297
    36. November - December 2012 For $156,438 Against $49,800

    Votes

    11 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Middle Class Tax Cut Act: On Passage of the Bill S. 3412

    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.
    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.
    United Automobile Workers
    Nassar, Josh (2012, July 25). UAW Letter to Senators. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from UAW.
    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$2,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,250$97,883No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$11,500$165,411No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$82,800No
    Max BaucusDMT$168,575$25,300Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$357,040$18,300Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$252,981$15,250Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-500Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$35,800$11,750Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$2,000$299,536No
    John BoozmanRAR$200$108,195No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,918,943$33,840Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$4,800$883,918No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$861,062$24,975Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$122,635No
    Maria CantwellDWA$168,215$1,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$88,750$23,000Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$40,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$112,850$17,750Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,250$605,548No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$127,600No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$146,943No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$36,900No
    Susan CollinsRME$82,129$209,183No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,300$1,000Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$65,000$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$93,130No
    John CornynRTX$250$465,972No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$19,250No
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$392,120No
    Dick DurbinDIL$207,411$12,000Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$4,500$14,250No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$248,621$4,750Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,108,190$11,047Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,741,182$33,260Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$79,484No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,400$86,800No
    Kay HaganDNC$2,349,977$5,956Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$138,003$10,250Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$25,850$47,750No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$221,487No
    John HoevenRND$0$48,350No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$250$95,450No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$177,075No
    Dan InouyeDHI$16,000$12,200Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$500$77,300No
    Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$94,346No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$266,823No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$326,519$9,471Yes
    John KerryDMA$397,034$25,850Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$13,220$475,637Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$280,579$5,200Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$331,147$27,400Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$380,975$9,250Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$101,825$250Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$63,196No
    Carl LevinDMI$209,997$13,050Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$25,800No
    Joe ManchinDWV$108,665$41,150Yes
    John McCainRAZ$500$246,473No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,400,013$9,100Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,800$560,408No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$65,150$74,300Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$521,757$9,800Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$116,342$9,500Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$43,100No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$28,880No
    Patty MurrayDWA$645,637$17,868Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$13,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$118,244$26,300Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$323,535No
    Rob PortmanROH$1,000$283,781No
    Mark PryorDAR$68,550$7,750Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$74,300$8,400Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$245,890$31,255Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$260,059No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$195,449No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$94,300$14,300Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$500$854,141No
    Bernie SandersIVT$288,480$5,425Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$134,275$35,960Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$131,320No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,366,274$29,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$15,900No
    Olympia SnoweRME$1,000$32,850No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$478,316$20,050Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$385,693$14,950Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$436,842No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$1,247,647No
    Mark UdallDCO$570,481$17,100Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$510,672$12,750Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$313,875No
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,263,909$27,800Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$23,000$1,550No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,607$2,850Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$0$173,225No
    Ron WydenDOR$39,800$17,450Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$2,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,250$97,883No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$11,500$165,411No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$82,800No
    Max BaucusDMT$168,575$25,300Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$357,040$18,300Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$252,981$15,250Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-500Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$35,800$11,750Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$2,000$299,536No
    John BoozmanRAR$200$108,195No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,918,943$33,840Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$4,800$883,918No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$861,062$24,975Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$122,635No
    Maria CantwellDWA$168,215$1,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$88,750$23,000Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$40,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$112,850$17,750Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,250$605,548No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$127,600No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$146,943No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$36,900No
    Susan CollinsRME$82,129$209,183No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,300$1,000Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$65,000$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$93,130No
    John CornynRTX$250$465,972No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$19,250No
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$392,120No
    Dick DurbinDIL$207,411$12,000Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$4,500$14,250No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$248,621$4,750Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,108,190$11,047Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,741,182$33,260Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$79,484No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,400$86,800No
    Kay HaganDNC$2,349,977$5,956Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$138,003$10,250Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$25,850$47,750No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$221,487No
    John HoevenRND$0$48,350No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$250$95,450No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$177,075No
    Dan InouyeDHI$16,000$12,200Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$500$77,300No
    Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$94,346No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$266,823No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$326,519$9,471Yes
    John KerryDMA$397,034$25,850Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$13,220$475,637Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$280,579$5,200Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$331,147$27,400Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$380,975$9,250Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$101,825$250Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$63,196No
    Carl LevinDMI$209,997$13,050Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$25,800No
    Joe ManchinDWV$108,665$41,150Yes
    John McCainRAZ$500$246,473No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,400,013$9,100Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,800$560,408No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$65,150$74,300Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$521,757$9,800Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$116,342$9,500Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$43,100No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$28,880No
    Patty MurrayDWA$645,637$17,868Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$13,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$118,244$26,300Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$323,535No
    Rob PortmanROH$1,000$283,781No
    Mark PryorDAR$68,550$7,750Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$74,300$8,400Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$245,890$31,255Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$260,059No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$195,449No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$94,300$14,300Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$500$854,141No
    Bernie SandersIVT$288,480$5,425Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$134,275$35,960Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$131,320No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,366,274$29,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$15,900No
    Olympia SnoweRME$1,000$32,850No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$478,316$20,050Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$385,693$14,950Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$436,842No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$1,247,647No
    Mark UdallDCO$570,481$17,100Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$510,672$12,750Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$313,875No
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,263,909$27,800Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$23,000$1,550No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,607$2,850Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$0$173,225No
    Ron WydenDOR$39,800$17,450Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
    Women's issues$7,165,710
    State & local govt employee unions$509,720
    Health & welfare policy$449,450
    Commercial service unions$424,550
    Labor Unions$279,950
    Automotive Unions$278,632
    Human Rights$38,900

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Special trade contractors$1,108,740
    Small business associations$398,449
    Builders associations$345,971
    Chambers of commerce$262,394
    Elderly issues/Social Security$242,216
    Manufacturing$234,182
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075
    Farm bureaus$0
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