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


Oct 30, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

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.


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2007
Length: 114 pages

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 ... (more summary)

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.

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Related Bills

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H.Res. 1517 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 29, 2008

H.Res. 884 (Caused-Action)
Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3997, ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 18, 2007

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 3997” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 30, 2007
Reported by Committee
Nov 1, 2007
Passed House
Nov 6, 2007
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Passed Senate with Changes
Dec 12, 2007
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed Senate with Changes
Dec 19, 2007
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Failed to Resolve Differences
Sep 29, 2008
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Committee Assignments

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

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

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