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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

12-S2230 on Mar 22, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Paying a Fair Share Act
Source: HR3903/S2230
    Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012:
  • Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require an individual taxpayer whose adjusted gross income exceeds $1 million to pay a minimum tax rate of 30% of the excess of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income over the taxpayer's modified charitable contribution deduction for the taxable year (tentative fair share tax).
  • Establishes the amount of such tax as the excess of the tentative fair share tax over the excess of the sum of the taxpayer's regular tax liability, the alternative minimum tax (AMT) amount, and the payroll tax for the taxable year;
  • Provides for a phase-in of such tax.
  • Requires an inflation adjustment to the $1 million income threshold for taxable years beginning after 2013.
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should enact tax reform that repeals unfair and unnecessary tax loopholes and expenditures, simplifies the tax system, and makes sure that the wealthiest taxpayers pay a fair share of taxes.

    Also see the related House of Representatives bill HR3903.


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Tax Reform
    • Headline: Sponsored minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1M (Score: 2)
    • Headline 2: Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 12-S2230

    Daniel Akaka s2oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)Mar 22, 2012
    Mark Begich s2oAK Democratic Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Richard Blumenthal s2oCT Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Al Franken s2oMN Democrat/DFL Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014)Mar 22, 2012
    Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Apr 16, 2012
    Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Mar 22, 2012
    Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state AuditorApr 18, 2012
    Jeff Merkley s2oOR Democratic Jr SenatorApr 16, 2012
    Jack Reed s2oRI Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    John Rockefeller s2oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Mar 22, 2012
    Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
    Sheldon Whitehouse s1pRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 



    Republicans participating in 12-S2230



    Independents participating in 12-S2230

    Bernie Sanders s2oVermont IndependentMar 22, 2012



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 16
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 1


















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