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James DeMint's Voting Records on Issue: Taxes

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
Did Not Vote
July 25, 2012 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Yea
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
April 16, 2012 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay
March 29, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 10)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(21 - 79)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate Motion Rejected - Senate
(20 - 78)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 56)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
June 14, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 59)
Yea
May 17, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Motion Agreed - Senate
(81 - 17)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(81 - 19)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 36)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 37)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2010 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
July 29, 2010 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)
Nay
July 21, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Nay
July 20, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 40)
Nay
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
March 17, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate
(62 - 30)
Nay
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 23, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Oct. 27, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Cloture Invoked - Senate
(87 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 38)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2009 S Amdt 538 Tax Credit Substitute Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(35 - 61)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2009 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 45)
Yea
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Nay
June 17, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Nay
June 10, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 43)
Nay
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 15)
Nay
April 10, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 12)
Nay
April 10, 2008 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(88 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 5)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 48)
Nay
June 21, 2007 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 36)
Nay

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