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H.R. 2788 (113th): Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act

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To prevent homeowners from being forced to pay taxes on forgiven mortgage loan debt.

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Sponsor and status

Joseph Heck

Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Jul 23, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


17 Cosponsors (17 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Heck Introduces Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act to Help Underwater Homeowners
    — Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2013

Cummings, O’Malley, and Maryland Democrats Support the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act
    — Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019] on Dec 19, 2013

Van Hollen, O’Malley, and Maryland Democrats Support the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act
    — Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] on Dec 19, 2013

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Jul 23, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2788 (113th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2788. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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