H.R. 3648 (110th): Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007


Sep 25, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-142


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2007
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude discharges of indebtedness on principal residences from gross income, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income amounts attributable to a discharge, prior to January 1, 2010, of indebtedness ... Read more >


Sep 25, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 26, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Oct 4, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 14, 2007
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 15, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 18, 2007
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 20, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3648”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


25 cosponsors (22D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Oct 4, 2007 3:16 p.m.
Passed 386/27

Related Bills

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

H.Res. 703 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 4, 2007

H.R. 3506 (Related)
Foreclosure Tax Relief Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 7, 2007

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