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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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $114,275 Against $65,600
    2. March - April 2007 For $354,471 Against $153,300
    3. May - June 2007 For $330,082 Against $207,985
    4. July - August 2007 For $125,262 Against $97,100
    5. September - October 2007 For $282,072 Against $165,650
    6. November - December 2007 For $486,338 Against $186,590
    7. January - February 2008 For $236,160 Against $118,150
    8. March - April 2008 For $428,845 Against $186,882
    9. May - June 2008 For $813,488 Against $243,470
    10. July - August 2008 For $448,650 Against $185,882
    11. September - October 2008 For $1,546,869 Against $510,085
    12. November - December 2008 For $147,891 Against $342,443
    13. January - February 2009 For $103,428 Against $51,148
    14. March - April 2009 For $171,523 Against $89,515
    15. May - June 2009 For $188,684 Against $193,393
    16. July - August 2009 For $54,152 Against $49,585
    17. September - October 2009 For $132,555 Against $83,610
    18. November - December 2009 For $132,130 Against $93,201
    19. January - February 2010 For $102,379 Against $276,465
    20. March - April 2010 For $219,512 Against $144,101
    21. May - June 2010 For $420,069 Against $153,866
    22. July - August 2010 For $278,347 Against $101,780
    23. September - October 2010 For $729,701 Against $274,741
    24. November - December 2010 For $40,467 Against $20,875
    25. January - February 2011 For $276,875 Against $61,850
    26. March - April 2011 For $414,025 Against $121,225
    27. May - June 2011 For $556,625 Against $101,595
    28. July - August 2011 For $254,760 Against $63,475
    29. September - October 2011 For $377,849 Against $104,891
    30. November - December 2011 For $408,967 Against $142,400
    31. January - February 2012 For $256,717 Against $68,188
    32. March - April 2012 For $456,266 Against $76,316
    33. May - June 2012 For $541,025 Against $123,055
    34. July - August 2012 For $600,533 Against $145,309
    35. September - October 2012 For $984,237 Against $283,671
    36. November - December 2012 For $150,788 Against $40,700

    Votes

    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$2,000Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,700$53,850No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$13,750$117,349No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$79,550No
    Max BaucusDMT$72,100$25,300Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$177,009$20,050Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-250Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,722,327$37,640Yes
    Scott P. BrownRMA$0$763,283No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$848,362$29,975Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$106,758$2,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$82,500$22,000Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$35,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$107,400$24,150Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,850$434,898No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$81,400No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$113,343No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$28,800No
    Susan M. CollinsRME$78,154$122,549No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$2,000Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$95,840$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$92,040No
    John CornynRTX$250$207,490No
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$296,470No
    Dick DurbinDIL$112,586$13,000Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$2,500$14,000No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$254,843$10,750Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$471,451$22,197Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,669,743$42,460Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$62,192No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$878,359$8,506Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$72,453$10,850Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,850$58,700No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$214,737No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$250$44,850No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$83,625No
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,000$20,000Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$46,196No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$96,360$9,471Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$129,448$18,450Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$7,120$364,150Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$278,601$21,600Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$6,750No
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$245,627$29,900Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$53,600$13,850Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$112,353$10,050Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$31,050No
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$109,365$44,550Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,023$11,750Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$500$313,680No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$64,700$72,800Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$236,347$9,800Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$120,608$9,500Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$12,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$110,244$26,800Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$37,850$7,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$28,650$8,900Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$184,197$32,505Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$209,706No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$126,949No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$65,500$22,800Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$253,480$5,425Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$106,820No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,238,416$29,000Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,500$34,050No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$481,359$30,800Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$357,393$15,950Yes
    Mark UdallDCO$291,361$21,400Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$179,047$20,150Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$262,901No
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$134,426$26,760Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,550No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,357$2,850Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$134,175No

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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$1,700$53,850No
    Kelly AyotteRNH$13,750$117,349No
    John BarrassoRWY$0$79,550No
    Max BaucusDMT$72,100$25,300Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$177,009$20,050Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$-250Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,722,327$37,640Yes
    Scott P. BrownRMA$0$763,283No
    Sherrod BrownDOH$848,362$29,975Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$106,758$2,400Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$82,500$22,000Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$35,000$3,500Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$107,400$24,150Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,850$434,898No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$81,400No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$113,343No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$28,800No
    Susan M. CollinsRME$78,154$122,549No
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,800$2,000Yes
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$95,840$10,400Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,500$92,040No
    John CornynRTX$250$207,490No
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$296,470No
    Dick DurbinDIL$112,586$13,000Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$2,500$14,000No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$254,843$10,750Yes
    Al FrankenDMN$471,451$22,197Yes
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,669,743$42,460Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$62,192No
    Kay R. HaganDNC$878,359$8,506Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$72,453$10,850Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$20,850$58,700No
    Dean HellerRNV$0$214,737No
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$250$44,850No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$83,625No
    Dan InouyeDHI$18,000$20,000Yes
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$46,196No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$96,360$9,471Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$129,448$18,450Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$7,120$364,150Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$278,601$21,600Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$6,750No
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$245,627$29,900Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$53,600$13,850Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$112,353$10,050Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
    Dick LugarRIN$2,500$31,050No
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$109,365$44,550Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,390,023$11,750Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$500$313,680No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$64,700$72,800Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$236,347$9,800Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$120,608$9,500Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,750$12,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$110,244$26,800Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$37,850$7,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$28,650$8,900Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$184,197$32,505Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$209,706No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$126,949No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$65,500$22,800Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$253,480$5,425Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$106,820No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,238,416$29,000Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,500$34,050No
    Debbie StabenowDMI$481,359$30,800Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$357,393$15,950Yes
    Mark UdallDCO$291,361$21,400Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$179,047$20,150Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$262,901No
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$134,426$26,760Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,550No
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$59,357$2,850Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$134,175No

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$7,280,390
    Democratic/Liberal$4,230,183
    State & local govt employee unions$450,070
    Commercial service unions$374,800
    Health & welfare policy$269,791
    Automotive Manufacturing union$263,632
    Labor Unions$255,700
    Human Rights$41,451

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$3,260,855
    Special trade contractors$924,483
    Small business associations$254,250
    Manufacturing$215,909
    Builders associations$215,721
    Elderly issues/Social Security$203,348
    Chambers of commerce$199,054
    Fiscal & tax policy$39,075
    Farm bureaus$15,397
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