Now is the time to engage!

The Following US Senators should be contacted in a friendly and encouraging manner to urge their support of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act in Senate Bill 351.  Please FAX a 1-page letter, on your letter head to the Senator in YOUR STATE.  A few sample sentences below are provided for your convenience.

If you cannot FAX your letter to the address below, please take a moment to CALL the office and sincerely encourage your Senator to support SB 351.  The staff will typically ask for your name and address.  Ask the staff to have the Senator consider supporting SB 351, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act.  Let them also know you are a Real Estate Investor and can be a resource for them in the community on this issue.

Senators to encourage:

Michael Bennet, CO  Phone: (202) 224-5852 Fax: (202) 228-5097

Tom Carper, DE Phone: (202) 224-2441  Fax: (202) 228-2190

Bill Nelson, FL   Phone: (202) 224-5274  Fax: (202) 228-2183

Mike Crapo, ID Phone: (202) 224-6142   Fax: (202) 228-1375

Dan Coats, IN  Phone: (202) 224-5623  F: (202) 228-1820

Chuck Grassley, IA Phone: (202) 224-3744  Fax: (202) 224-6020

Pat Roberts, KS  Phone:  (202) 224-4774 Fax: (202) 224-3514

Ben Cardin, MD phone (202) 224-4524  fax (202) 224-1651

Richard Burr, NC Phone: (202) 224-3154  F: (202) 228-2981

Charles Schumer, NY  Phone: (202) 224-6542 Fax:  (202) 228-3027

Rob Portman, OH  Phone: (202) 224-3353  F: (202)  224-9075

Sherrod Brown, OH  Phone (202) 224-2315  fax (202) 228-632

Ron Wyden, OR  Phone (202) 224-5244  fax (202) 228-2717

Pat Toomey, PA  Phone: (202) 224-4254  Fax: (202) 228-0284

Bob Casey, PA  Phone: (202) 224-6324  Fax: (202) 228-0604

Tim Scott, SC  Phone: (202) 224-6121, Fax: (202) 228-5143

John Thune, SD  Phone: (202) 224-2321  Fax: (202) 228-5429

John Cornyn, TX Phone: 202-224-2934  Fax: (202) 228-2856

Orrin Hatch, UT Phone: (202) 224-5251 Fax: (202) 224-6331

Mark Warner, VA  Phone: (202)224-2023 Fax: (202) 224-6295

Maria Cantwell, WA  Phone: (202) 224-3441  F: (202) 228-0514

Mike Enzi, WY  Phone: (202) 224-3424 Fax: (202) 228-0359


Sample statements to incorporate into a letter to fax to your Senator.

I am writing regarding SB 351 the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act.  As a constituent and small business real estate owner, I understand the need for this legislation and the impact it has on our community.

The bill would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2016, curtailing tax penalties for low- and middle-income homeowners and their creditors who wish to use short sales to cut mutual losses.

Without Senate action, however, short sales will continue to wither, causing homeowners and neighborhoods to do the same. A multi-year extension of the act would solidify a crucial tax break on forgiven debt for short sellers and buyers.

The longer a property is in distress, the more likely it is to fall into disrepair and abandonment. Once a foreclosed property is vacated, it often draws criminal activity, hindering both the safety and neighboring property values of the community.

Please don’t let the IRS continue to tax forgiven debt.  Please support SB 351.