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S. 2045 - Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015

S. 2045 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Other Titles
  • Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015
  • Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015
Sponsor
Dean Heller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Sales and excise taxes
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/17/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/17/2015
9/17/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
9/17/2015Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

43 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2015

43 organizations supported this bill

Air Line Pilots Association, International
Canoll, Timothy G. (2015, September 23). ALPA Letter to Senators on S 2045. Retrieved September 24, 2015, from Air Line Pilots Association, International.
Alliance to Fight the 40
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
American Benefits Council
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers (2015, September 17). Statement of AFT President Weingarten on Senate Bill to Repeal Tax on Healthcare Benefits. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from American Federation of Teachers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Business Roundtable
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
Cigna
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Corporate Health Care Coalition
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
ERISA Industry Committee
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
Express Scripts
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Financial Engines
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Government Finance Officers Association
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
HR Policy Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Buffenbarger, R. Thomas (2015, November 20). Tell Congress to Repeal the Health Plan Excise Tax. Retrieved December 2, 2015, from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (2015, September 17). Bipartisan Senate Bill to be Introduced That Would Repeal ACA ‘Cadillac Tax’ on Health Plans. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
Junemann, Gregory (2015, October 16). IFPTE Letter to Senators and Representatives Regarding the So-Called 'Cadillac' Health Care Plans. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from IFPTE.
Laborers' International Union of North America
LiUNA! (2015, September 17). Heller and Heinrich Take Lead in Senate on Repeal of Cadillac Tax. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from LiUNA!.
Lockton Companies
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Mercer, Inc.
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
National Association of Counties
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
National Association of Health Underwriters
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
National Association of Manufacturers
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
National Association of Police Organizations
National Association of Police Organizations (2015, November 2). House Passes Reconciliation Package that Includes Repeal of Excise Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Association of Police Organizations.
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (2015, September 30). Support Continues to Build For Repeal of “Cadillac Tax”. Retrieved December 2, 2015, from National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.
National Business Group on Health
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
National Coalition on Benefits
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
National Retail Federation
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
New York Life
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Pfizer
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Procter & Gamble
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Public Service Enterprise Group
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
Society for Human Resource Management
Aitken, Michael P. (2015, September 30). SHRM Support Letter for S. 2045. Retrieved October 20, 2015, from Society for Human Resource Management.
Towers Watson
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 22). National Coalition on Benefits Letter to the Senate on the 40% Tax. Retrieved November 19, 2015, from National Coalition on Benefits.
UNITE HERE
UNITE HERE! (2015, September 17). UNITE HERE Backs Heller Senate Bill Calling for Repeal of 40% Tax on Health Benefits. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from UNITE HERE!.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
Willis
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.
WorldatWork
Alliance to Fight the 40 (2015, September 17). ALLIANCE TO FIGHT THE 40 APPLAUDS SENATORS HELLER AND HEINRICH FOR INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL TO REPEAL THE CADILLAC TAX. Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Alliance to Fight the 40.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$679,000$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,353,425$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$768,337$0
John BarrassoRWY$506,383$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,776,341$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$926,279$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,285,620$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,016,075$0
John BoozmanRAR$325,440$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$35,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,254,980$0
Richard BurrRNC$1,289,487$0
Maria CantwellDWA$422,438$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$865,984$0
Ben CardinDMD$910,990$0
Tom CarperDDE$858,673$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,298,854$0
Bill CassidyRLA$901,347$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$147,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$417,300$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$564,050$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$686,886$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,086,243$0
John CornynRTX$1,142,650$0
Tom CottonRAR$757,421$0
Mike CrapoRID$1,004,994$0
Ted CruzRTX$770,111$0
Steve DainesRMT$510,473$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$910,663$0
Dick DurbinDIL$828,217$0
Mike EnziRWY$496,394$0
Joni ErnstRIA$252,018$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$515,744$0
Deb FischerRNE$408,520$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$546,009$0
Al FrankenDMN$644,023$0
Cory GardnerRCO$967,120$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,653,391$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$792,762$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$684,941$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,605,069$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$599,399$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$694,616$0
Dean HellerRNV$826,313$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$429,212$0
John HoevenRND$280,727$0
Jim InhofeROK$236,800$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$981,920$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,038,046$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,675,602$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$241,513$0
Mark KirkRIL$976,133$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$663,272$0
James LankfordROK$468,744$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$254,815$0
Mike LeeRUT$315,923$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$685,750$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,242,867$0
John McCainRAZ$792,192$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$990,833$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,571,713$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,367,793$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$435,327$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$122,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$498,955$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$699,596$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,165,697$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,163,550$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$957,231$0
Rand PaulRKY$379,608$0
David PerdueRGA$697,649$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,581,256$0
Rob PortmanROH$2,393,562$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$526,850$0
Harry ReidDNV$448,057$0
Jim RischRID$155,658$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$700,225$0
Mike RoundsRSD$481,225$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,254,275$0
Bernie SandersIVT$155,075$0
Ben SasseRNE$501,488$0
Brian SchatzDHI$666,983$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,593,116$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,874,680$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$123,500$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$572,850$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$606,500$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,032,022$0
Dan SullivanRAK$558,097$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,332,584$0
John ThuneRSD$878,650$0
Thom TillisRNC$714,869$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,288,184$0
Tom UdallDNM$541,341$0
David VitterRLA$139,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,790,153$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,244,262$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$503,204$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$317,952$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,510,387$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$679,000$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,353,425$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$768,337$0
John BarrassoRWY$506,383$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,776,341$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$926,279$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,285,620$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,016,075$0
John BoozmanRAR$325,440$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$35,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,254,980$0
Richard BurrRNC$1,289,487$0
Maria CantwellDWA$422,438$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$865,984$0
Ben CardinDMD$910,990$0
Tom CarperDDE$858,673$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,298,854$0
Bill CassidyRLA$901,347$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$147,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$417,300$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$564,050$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$686,886$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,086,243$0
John CornynRTX$1,142,650$0
Tom CottonRAR$757,421$0
Mike CrapoRID$1,004,994$0
Ted CruzRTX$770,111$0
Steve DainesRMT$510,473$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$910,663$0
Dick DurbinDIL$828,217$0
Mike EnziRWY$496,394$0
Joni ErnstRIA$252,018$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$515,744$0
Deb FischerRNE$408,520$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$546,009$0
Al FrankenDMN$644,023$0
Cory GardnerRCO$967,120$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,653,391$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$792,762$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$684,941$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,605,069$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$599,399$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$694,616$0
Dean HellerRNV$826,313$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$429,212$0
John HoevenRND$280,727$0
Jim InhofeROK$236,800$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$981,920$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,038,046$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,675,602$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$241,513$0
Mark KirkRIL$976,133$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$663,272$0
James LankfordROK$468,744$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$254,815$0
Mike LeeRUT$315,923$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$685,750$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,242,867$0
John McCainRAZ$792,192$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$990,833$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,571,713$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,367,793$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$435,327$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$122,200$0
Jerry MoranRKS$498,955$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$699,596$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,165,697$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,163,550$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$957,231$0
Rand PaulRKY$379,608$0
David PerdueRGA$697,649$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,581,256$0
Rob PortmanROH$2,393,562$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$526,850$0
Harry ReidDNV$448,057$0
Jim RischRID$155,658$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$700,225$0
Mike RoundsRSD$481,225$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,254,275$0
Bernie SandersIVT$155,075$0
Ben SasseRNE$501,488$0
Brian SchatzDHI$666,983$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,593,116$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,874,680$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$123,500$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$572,850$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$606,500$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,032,022$0
Dan SullivanRAK$558,097$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,332,584$0
John ThuneRSD$878,650$0
Thom TillisRNC$714,869$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,288,184$0
Tom UdallDNM$541,341$0
David VitterRLA$139,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,790,153$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,244,262$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$503,204$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$317,952$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,510,387$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$21,936,512
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$10,016,167
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$8,625,639
Life insurance$7,609,482
Business services$6,782,239
Gas & Electric Utilities$4,677,653
Civil servant/public employee$4,474,818
Accident & health insurance$4,285,129
Building trades unions$2,949,215
Financial services & consulting$2,500,271
Health care services$2,276,678
Air transport unions$1,487,350
Telecommunications$1,085,653
Toiletries & cosmetics$960,456
Teachers unions$910,780
Retail trade$815,174
Manufacturing unions$704,480
General business associations$683,423
Rural electric cooperatives$659,084
Manufacturing$635,786
Police & firefighters unions & associations$541,918
Chambers of commerce$358,176
General commercial unions$295,445
Teamsters union$277,875
Labor Unions$197,000
Pro-business associations$60,450
Municipal & county government organizations$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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