S. 1917 (112th): Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011


Nov 28, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 29, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2011
Length: 16 pages

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S. 1944 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Dec 6, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to create jobs by providing payroll tax relief for middle class families and businesses, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 - Reduces employment tax rates in calendar year 2012 (payroll tax holiday period) for both employers and employees to 3.1%. Limits the reduction ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 28, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 29, 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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1917”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (11D) (show)
Dec 1, 2011 8:27 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Rejected 51/49

Related Bills

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

S. 1944 (Related)
Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2011

H.R. 3746 (Related)
Tax Cuts for the Middle Class Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 20, 2011

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