H.R. 6169 (112th): Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012

Jul 24, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
David Dreier
Representative for California's 26th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 30, 2012
16 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 2, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jul 24, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2012
Reported by Committee Jul 30, 2012
Passed House Aug 02, 2012
Full Title

To provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform.


No summaries available.

Aug 02, 2012 3:46 p.m.
Failed 176/246
Aug 02, 2012 4:20 p.m.
Passed 232/189

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8/2/2012--Passed House without amendment.
Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012 - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide for the enactment of comprehensive tax reform in 2013 that: (1) protects taxpayers by creating a fairer, simpler, flatter tax code; (2) is comprehensive; (3) results in tax revenue consistent with historical norms; (4) spurs greater investment, innovation and job creation; and (5) makes American workers and businesses more competitive.
Defines a "tax reform bill" for purposes of this Act as a bill to be introduced by the chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means not later than April 30, 2013, that is certified by the chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation as containing proposals to:
(1) consolidate the 6 current individual income tax brackets into a maximum of 2 brackets (of 10% and not higher than 25%),
(2) reduce the corporate income tax rate to not more than 25%,
(3) repeal the alternative minimum tax (AMT),
(4) broaden the tax base so that tax revenues comprise between 18% and 19% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and
(5) reform the current system of foreign taxation.
Provides for the expedited consideration of such bill in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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