You are writing regarding

H.R.3997 Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2007, 110th Congress

Contact Congress

1. Choose Your Position
2. Write Your Letter
3. Share Your Communication

OpenCongress Message Builder

OpenCongress Message Builder

Use the tools in this column to help craft your letter. Anytime your mouse highlights a section, click on it to add prepared text. You can edit any part of the message at left, and if you like, add your own stories and text to personalize your letter.

Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Sep 29, 2008 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    I know the most recent action for this bill is as follows: "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection." on Sep 29, 2008
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Ways and Means committee.
  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 29, 2008, with a roll call of 205 ayes, 228 nays, and 1 not voting.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 29, 2008, with a roll call of 205 ayes, 228 nays, and 1 not voting.

Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 19% of users support H.R.3997

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    19% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.3997.
  • H.R.3997 has been viewed 80,542 times

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    H.R.3997 has been viewed 80,542 times on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource.
  • Contribution Data

    Enter your street address above, and relevant campaign contribution data for your elected officials will appear here in seconds for you to use in your letter.

    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • If you're looking for the bailout bill, go here: H.R.1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 This is a bill to give tax relief to members of the armed services and emergency volunteers. On 9/29/08, it was used by the House of Representatives as a legislative vehicle for a vote on a bailout bill for the nation's troubled financial system. That bill was defeated and replaced with the bill linked to above.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: If you're looking for the bailout bill, go here: H.R.1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 This is a bill to give tax relief to members of the armed services and emergency volunteers. On 9/29/08, it was used by the House of Representatives as a legislative vehicle for a vote on a bailout bill for the nation's troubled financial system. That bill was defeated and replaced with the bill linked to above.

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 30, 2008, by sclearo - This bill and its supporters have forgotten why they are in Washington it is not to enrich their friends and contributers at taxpayers expense. And the sky is NOT falling if we end up in a depression this bill will most likely be why. It was loose credit policies that got us into the first depression this bill is like giving a drunk a six pack to cure his hangover.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by sclearo, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 30, 2008, "This bill and its supporters have forgotten why they are in Washington it is not to enrich their friends and contributers at taxpayers expense. And the sky is NOT falling if we end up in a depression this bill will most likely be why. It was loose credit policies that got us into the first depression this bill is like giving a drunk a six pack to cure his hangover. "
    • On September 29, 2008, by Anonymous - The fact that this was engineered 18 months ago has INSIDE JOB written all over it. This was a planned act of economic terrorism. Bernake, Greenspan, and Paulson are responsible, and should be tried and imprisoned immediately.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 29, 2008, "The fact that this was engineered 18 months ago has INSIDE JOB written all over it. This was a planned act of economic terrorism. Bernake, Greenspan, and Paulson are responsible, and should be tried and imprisoned immediately. "
    • On September 29, 2008, by donnyshaw - Sec. 115. Graduated Authorization to Purchase: http://publicmarkup.org/bill/emergency-economic-stabilization-act-2008/1/115/

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by donnyshaw, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 29, 2008, "Sec. 115. Graduated Authorization to Purchase: http://publicmarkup.org/bill/emergency-economic-stabilization-act-2008/1/115/"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Proposed Alternative Definitions for Qualified Mortgage, Finance ... - June 01, 2011 by Finance Articles from ezinearticles.com - R.1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008___This is a bill to give tax relief to members of the armed services and ... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h3997/show 9. apply online for mortgage loan. Looking ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Finance Articles from ezinearticles.com on June 01, 2011, "R.1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008___This is a bill to give tax relief to members of the armed services and ... http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h3997/show 9. apply online for mortgage loan. Looking ..." (/url?q=http://www.moojos.com/2011/finance/199106-proposed-alternative-definitions-for-qualified-mortgage.html&sa=U&ei=vqLPT6nPIqeZ2QW1mbCNDQ&ved=0CDMQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNEDjAviHFdUosBj6D_HNK7M6Jey7Q)
    • H.R.3997: To permit each current member of the ... - OpenCongress - November 02, 2009 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build p

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by opencongress.org on November 02, 2009, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build p" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3997/show&sa=U&ei=vqLPT6nPIqeZ2QW1mbCNDQ&ved=0CC8QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHDgiw3dIkF6zXrQedRu_7zjuvAlg)
    • H.R.3997: To permit each current member of the ... - OpenCongress - November 02, 2009 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build p

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by opencongress.org on November 02, 2009, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. Thanks for helping to build p" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3997/show&sa=U&ei=M26GT_KzJ-jM2gWgtYlt&ved=0CC4QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNG7EQH2widzjqEEK29bony_AJRMUw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bailout of US financial system - October 14, 2008 by CCTV, China - The text of the proposed law was expanded to 110 pages and was put forward as an amendment to HR 3997. The amendment was rejected via a vote of the House of ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by CCTV, China on October 14, 2008, "The text of the proposed law was expanded to 110 pages and was put forward as an amendment to HR 3997. The amendment was rejected via a vote of the House of ..." (http://www.cctv.com/program/bizchina/20081015/103632.shtml)
    • House Hearings Exclude Bailout’s Biggest Culprits - October 07, 2008 by River Cities Reader, IA - ... majority of our legislators approved a $700-billion bailout, ignoring unprecedented opposition to the bill, HR 3997, by the huge majority of Americans. ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by River Cities Reader, IA on October 07, 2008, "... majority of our legislators approved a $700-billion bailout, ignoring unprecedented opposition to the bill, HR 3997, by the huge majority of Americans. ..." (http://www.rcreader.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13154&Itemid=42)
    • Considering the bailout - October 05, 2008 by Amador Ledger-Dispatch, CA - The $700 billion bailout has passed both houses of Congress, as HR 3997, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, an $830 billion amalgamation that ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Amador Ledger-Dispatch, CA on October 05, 2008, "The $700 billion bailout has passed both houses of Congress, as HR 3997, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, an $830 billion amalgamation that ..." (http://www.ledger-dispatch.com/opinion/opinionview.asp?c=249258)
    Enter your street address at right to find your members of Congress. You must have JavaScript enabled.
    A Letter to Congress from a constituent via OpenCongress.org

    After sending, this letter will be viewable to:

    Characters Remaining:  
    • Click "Send Message" above to complete delivery of this email. (If you don't already have a free "My OpenCongress" account, we'll make one for you now.)
    • Congressional offices require all address information in the form above be completed in order to deliver your email.
    • OpenCongress does not share your address information with any outside parties for any reason.

    OpenCongress is the only not-for-profit website that enables you to write all three of your members of Congress at once.

    OpenCongress is the only website that gives this information back to the public commons, enabling you to find other constituents near you who are tracking the same bills and issues.