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

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Bill Passed · Jan 1, 2013 at 1:39 a.m. ET · Source: senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 8 (112th) in the Senate.

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 permanence to the lower rate of much of the Bush tax cuts, while retaining the higher tax rate at upper income levels that became effective on January 1 due to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. It also establishes caps on tax deductions and credits for those at upper income levels. It does not tackle federal spending levels to a great extent, rather leaving that for further negotiations and legislation. The American Taxpayer Relief Act passed by a wide majority in the Senate, with both Democrats and Republicans supporting it, while most of the House Republicans opposed it.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

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All Votes D R I
Yea 89%
 
 
 
89
47
 
40
 
2
 
Nay 8%
 
 
 
8
3
 
5
 
0
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
 
3
1
 
2
 
0
 
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