"Our country faces an inequality crisis," she said Thursday. "While the amount of earned income — and accumulated wealth — by the top one percent of earners continues its dramatic rise, most Americans have seen little or no gain in take-home pay for decades.
For taxable income from $1 million to $10 million, the bill would set a 45 percent tax rate. That rate increases to 46 percent for income between $10 million and 20 million, 47 percent for income between $20 million and $100 million, and 48 percent for income between $100 million and $1 billion.
Schakowsky pointed to a Congressional Research Service study that said raising tax rates on the wealthy has "little to no impact on macroeconomic growth."
Her bill is co-sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.).