S. 1660 (112th): American Jobs Act of 2011


Oct 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on October 11, 2011.


Harry Reid

Senior Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2011
Length: 362 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.

Summary (CRS)

American Jobs Act of 2011 - Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 5, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 6, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 11, 2011
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1660”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Oct 11, 2011 6:34 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 50/49

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. 12 (Related)
American Jobs Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2011

S. 1549 (Related)
American Jobs Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 2011

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