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S. 2136 - Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008

Finance. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to address the treatment of primary mortgages in bankruptcy, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008

S. 2136 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to address the treatment of primary mortgages in bankruptcy, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to address the treatment of primary mortgages in bankruptcy, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2007
  • Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008
Sponsor
Richard J. Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Finance
  • Actions and defenses
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy courts
  • Consumer credit
  • Consumers
  • Counseling
  • Damages
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Foreclosure
  • Housing
  • Law
  • Mortgage interest rates
  • Mortgages
  • Parties to actions
  • Social services
  • Trusts and trustees
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Major Actions
Introduced10/03/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/03/2007
10/03/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S12536-12537)
10/03/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/05/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/03/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
7/29/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar7/29/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 911.
9/26/2008By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 110-514. Minority views filed.
11/19/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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0 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008

0 organizations supported this bill

13 organizations opposed this bill

American Bankers Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
American Financial Services Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
American Insurance Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Consumer Bankers Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Consumer Mortgage Coalition
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Financial Services Roundtable
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Housing Policy Council
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Independent Community Bankers of America
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Mortgage Bankers Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
National Association of Home Builders
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
National Bankers Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
undersigned (2008, March 5). Oppose Legislation to Change the Treatment of Mortgages During Bankruptcy . Retrieved August 13, 2014, from ABA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$98,450
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$630,588
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$22,000
John BarrassoRWY$0$113,800
Max BaucusDMT$0$950,333
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$969,229
Bob BennettRUT$0$621,049
Joe BidenDDE$0$425,425
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$177,630
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$723,486
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$286,549
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$366,039
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$135,354
Jim BunningRKY$0$674,305
Richard BurrRNC$0$909,339
Robert ByrdDWV$0$120,800
Maria CantwellDWA$0$452,943
Ben CardinDMD$0$666,589
Tom CarperDDE$0$940,417
Bob CaseyDPA$0$560,182
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$878,487
Hillary ClintonDNY$0$2,917,389
Tom CoburnROK$0$308,700
William Thad CochranRMS$0$102,350
Norm ColemanRMN$0$1,420,529
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$559,754
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$591,540
Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,266,177
John CornynRTX$0$1,238,522
Larry CraigRID$0$13,210
Mike CrapoRID$0$535,344
Jim DeMintRSC$0$876,292
Chris DoddDCT$0$1,873,374
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$881,156
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$98,400
Byron DorganDND$0$197,650
Dick DurbinDIL$0$596,825
John EnsignRNV$0$413,758
Mike EnziRWY$0$295,499
Russ FeingoldDWI$0$163,135
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$399,574
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$397,869
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$466,915
Judd GreggRNH$0$312,993
Chuck HagelRNE$0$209,898
Tom HarkinDIA$0$314,689
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$461,930
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$741,250
Jim InhofeROK$0$211,225
Dan InouyeDHI$0$166,775
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$804,152
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$889,869
Ted KennedyDMA$0$403,948
John F. KerryDMA$0$182,748
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$297,310
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$0$1,075,628
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$490,308
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$517,525
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$84,700
Carl LevinDMI$0$202,568
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,897,920
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$481,741
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$239,978
Dick LugarRIN$0$295,098
Mel MartinezRFL$0$1,142,388
John McCainRAZ$0$213,900
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$300,194
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$1,547,433
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,005,573
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$177,800
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$287,234
Patty MurrayDWA$0$298,600
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$758,615
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$771,520
Barack ObamaDIL$0$1,223,223
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$380,457
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$649,568
Harry ReidDNV$0$849,746
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$509,190
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$255,700
Ken SalazarDCO$0$542,123
Bernie SandersIVT$0$36,090
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$1,343,789
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$344,201
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$1,335,273
Gordon SmithROR$0$805,769
Olympia SnoweRME$0$269,245
Arlen SpecterDPA$0$1,239,523
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$505,821
Ted StevensRAK$0$123,700
John SununuRNH$0$1,264,441
Jon TesterDMT$0$200,074
John ThuneRSD$0$956,089
David VitterRLA$0$583,270
George VoinovichROH$0$634,288
John WarnerRVA$0$3,650
Jim WebbDVA$0$228,220
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$411,205
Ron WydenDOR$0$298,279

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$98,450
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$630,588
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$22,000
John BarrassoRWY$0$113,800
Max BaucusDMT$0$950,333
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$969,229
Bob BennettRUT$0$621,049
Joe BidenDDE$0$425,425
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$177,630
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$723,486
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$286,549
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$366,039
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$135,354
Jim BunningRKY$0$674,305
Richard BurrRNC$0$909,339
Robert ByrdDWV$0$120,800
Maria CantwellDWA$0$452,943
Ben CardinDMD$0$666,589
Tom CarperDDE$0$940,417
Bob CaseyDPA$0$560,182
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$878,487
Hillary ClintonDNY$0$2,917,389
Tom CoburnROK$0$308,700
William Thad CochranRMS$0$102,350
Norm ColemanRMN$0$1,420,529
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$559,754
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$591,540
Bob CorkerRTN$0$1,266,177
John CornynRTX$0$1,238,522
Larry CraigRID$0$13,210
Mike CrapoRID$0$535,344
Jim DeMintRSC$0$876,292
Chris DoddDCT$0$1,873,374
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$881,156
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$98,400
Byron DorganDND$0$197,650
Dick DurbinDIL$0$596,825
John EnsignRNV$0$413,758
Mike EnziRWY$0$295,499
Russ FeingoldDWI$0$163,135
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$399,574
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$397,869
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$466,915
Judd GreggRNH$0$312,993
Chuck HagelRNE$0$209,898
Tom HarkinDIA$0$314,689
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$461,930
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$741,250
Jim InhofeROK$0$211,225
Dan InouyeDHI$0$166,775
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$804,152
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$889,869
Ted KennedyDMA$0$403,948
John F. KerryDMA$0$182,748
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$297,310
Herb KohlDWI$0$4,200
Jon KylRAZ$0$1,075,628
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$490,308
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$517,525
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$84,700
Carl LevinDMI$0$202,568
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,897,920
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$481,741
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$239,978
Dick LugarRIN$0$295,098
Mel MartinezRFL$0$1,142,388
John McCainRAZ$0$213,900
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$300,194
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$1,547,433
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,005,573
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$177,800
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$287,234
Patty MurrayDWA$0$298,600
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$758,615
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$771,520
Barack ObamaDIL$0$1,223,223
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$380,457
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$649,568
Harry ReidDNV$0$849,746
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$509,190
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$255,700
Ken SalazarDCO$0$542,123
Bernie SandersIVT$0$36,090
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$1,343,789
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$344,201
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$1,335,273
Gordon SmithROR$0$805,769
Olympia SnoweRME$0$269,245
Arlen SpecterDPA$0$1,239,523
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$505,821
Ted StevensRAK$0$123,700
John SununuRNH$0$1,264,441
Jon TesterDMT$0$200,074
John ThuneRSD$0$956,089
David VitterRLA$0$583,270
George VoinovichROH$0$634,288
John WarnerRVA$0$3,650
Jim WebbDVA$0$228,220
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$411,205
Ron WydenDOR$0$298,279

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$19,948,090
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,129,546
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,219,712
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,515,413
Credit agencies & finance companies$3,517,338
Banks & lending institutions$2,916,896
Mortgage bankers and brokers$2,858,297
Residential construction$2,728,324
Chambers of commerce$285,984
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