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H.R. 8 (112th): American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub.L. 112–240, H.R. 8, 126 Stat. 2313, enacted January 2, 2013) was passed by the United States Congress on January 1, 2013, and was signed into law by US President Barack Obama the next day.

The Act centers on a partial resolution to the US fiscal cliff by addressing the expiration of certain provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (known together as the "Bush tax cuts"), which had been temporarily extended by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The Act also addressed the activation of the Budget Control Act of 2011's budget sequestration provisions.

A compromise measure, the Act gives …

Sponsor and status

Dave Camp

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 2, 2013
Length: 59 pages
Jul 24, 2012
112th Congress (2011–2013)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 2, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 2, 2013.

Pub.L. 112-240

28 Cosponsors (28 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3521: Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012

Ordered Reported on Aug 28, 2012. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3412: Middle Class Tax Cut Act

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 25, 2012. 56% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 15: Middle Class Tax Cut Act

Introduced on Jul 30, 2012. 59% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6262: Middle Class and Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012

Introduced on Aug 1, 2012. 45% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 720: Repeal the CLASS Entitlement Act

Introduced on Apr 4, 2011. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Jul 24, 2012

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Aug 1, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 30, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Jan 1, 2013
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jan 1, 2013
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 2, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 8 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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