H.R. 6688 (112th): Averting the Fiscal Cliff Act


Dec 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim Jordan

Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2012
Length: 88 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To extend tax relief for all Americans, to replace the defense sequester scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, with responsible reductions in direct and other spending, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Job Protection and Recession Prevention ActSubtitleA - Job Protection and Recession Prevention ActJob Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 - Makes permanent: (1) the Economic Growth and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 19, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6688”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (22R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 8 (Related)
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 2, 2013

H.R. 6684 (Related)
Spending Reduction Act of 2012

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 20, 2012

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