S. 2230 (112th): Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012


Mar 22, 2012
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 April 16, 2012.


Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers.

Summary (CRS)

3/22/2012--Introduced.Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require an individual taxpayer whose adjusted gross income exceeds $1 million to pay a minimum tax ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 22, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 26, 2012
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.

Apr 16, 2012
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. 2230”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (15D, 1I) (show)
Apr 16, 2012 6:05 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 51/45

Related Bills

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

S. 321 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

H.R. 3903 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 2012

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