H.R. 3997 (110th): Defenders of Freedom Tax Relief Act of 2007

Introduced:

Oct 30, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 29, 2008.

Sponsor:

Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2007
Length: 114 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief and protections for military personnel, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

Summary
This is the House's September 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in October 2007 and passed both the House and Senate in December as the Defenders of Freedom Tax Relief Act of 2007. In September 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill with an amendment that rewrites the whole ...

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History

Oct 30, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 1, 2007
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 6, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Dec 12, 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 13, 2007
 
Text Published

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

Dec 19, 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 19, 2007
 
Text Published

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

Dec 20, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment 2.

Sep 29, 2008
 
Failed to Resolve Differences

The House or Senate did not approve of changes to the bill made in the other chamber. They can try again.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 6, 2007 6:26 p.m.
Passed 410/0

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