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S. 2636 - Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

Housing. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide needed housing reform. (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.

Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

S. 2636 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to provide needed housing reform. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide needed housing reform.
Other Titles
  • Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008
  • Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008
  • Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act of 2008
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Appropriations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bonds
  • Budgets
  • Community development
  • Community development banking
  • Consumer credit
  • Consumer education
  • Consumer protection
  • Consumers
  • Counseling
  • Damages
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Federal aid to housing
  • Fees
  • Finance
  • Foreclosure
  • Income tax
  • Infrastructure
  • Land banking
  • Law
  • Liability (Law)
  • Loan defaults
  • Losses
  • Low-income housing
  • Minimum tax
  • Moderate income housing
  • Mortgage interest rates
  • Mortgages
  • Natural resources
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
  • Public lands
  • Real estate appraisal
  • Residential rehabilitation
  • Social services
  • Tax deductions
  • Taxation
  • Welfare
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/13/2008
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/13/2008
2/13/2008Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar2/14/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 577.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$269,015
$241,500
$27,660
$1,240,706
$6,850
$609,998
$0
$2,395,729
6.5 times as much
$3,058,960
$12,072,850
$339,875
$15,471,685
18 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

18 organizations supported this bill

AARP
(n.d.). Take Action Now. Retrieved n.d., from .
AFL-CIO
(n.d.). Support Letter for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Black Leadership Forum
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Center for Responsible Lending
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumer Action
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Consumer Federation of America
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Consumer Advocates
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Consumer Law Center
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Council of La Raza
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Neighborworks Association
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Native American Community Development Financial Institution Coalition
(n.d.). Support Letter for S. 2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Opportunity Finance Network
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
Service Employees International Union
(n.d.). Letter of Support for S.2636. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Conference of Mayors
(n.d.). Support letter. Retrieved n.d., from .

3 organizations opposed this bill

American Bankers Association
(n.d.). Protect Mortgage Credit -- Oppose Title IV of S. 2636 . Retrieved n.d., from .
Mortgage Bankers Association
(n.d.). MBA Hails Veto Threat on Senate Housing Bill. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Home Builders
(n.d.). Bankruptcy Provision Puts Snag in Senate Housing Bill. Retrieved n.d., from .

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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
Ron WydenDOR$4,000$45,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$163,824
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,500$69,732
Jim WebbDVA$30,510$49,250
John WarnerRVA$0$0
George VoinovichROH$3,000$207,025
David VitterRLA$9,377$143,392
John ThuneRSD$300$191,747
Jon TesterDMT$16,449$67,870
John SununuRNH$250$280,906
Ted StevensRAK$7,300$34,650
Debbie StabenowDMI$51,800$194,526
Arlen SpecterDPA$96,900$216,300
Olympia J. SnoweRME$25,900$72,470
Gordon SmithROR$7,000$151,950
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$525,247
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$141,230
Chuck SchumerDNY$40,000$293,350
Bernie SandersIVT$25,698$7,000
Ken SalazarDCO$49,050$177,350
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$18,000$75,200
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$231,390
Harry ReidDNV$56,000$266,854
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,900$211,571
Mark L. PryorDAR$15,200$117,692
Barack ObamaDIL$121,825$252,903
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,250$94,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$18,999$201,029
Patty MurrayDWA$37,188$92,725
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$52,950
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$43,250$64,750
Bob MenéndezDNJ$107,270$258,983
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$36,600$404,375
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,720$72,450
John McCainRAZ$2,000$47,800
Mel MartinezRFL$29,500$320,559
Dick LugarRIN$25,800$95,525
Blanche LincolnDAR$37,250$142,207
Joe LiebermanICT$55,250$214,150
Carl LevinDMI$36,021$62,800
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,250$27,731
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$19,800$61,425
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$26,200$159,999
Jon KylRAZ$3,400$268,965
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$62,385$94,560
John F. KerryDMA$24,200$31,028
Ted KennedyDMA$34,400$80,799
Tim JohnsonDSD$36,598$309,345
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$229,769
Dan InouyeDHI$50,465$63,225
Jim InhofeROK$0$100,975
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$239,250
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,250$124,050
Tom HarkinDIA$42,530$86,780
Chuck HagelRNE$0$69,650
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$66,550
Chuck GrassleyRIA$20,000$120,850
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,200$135,413
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,950$79,749
Russ FeingoldDWI$44,999$44,360
Mike EnziRWY$0$97,000
John EnsignRNV$0$80,400
Dick DurbinDIL$30,100$162,300
Byron DorganDND$23,000$60,550
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$83,550
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$3,580$307,954
Chris DoddDCT$27,650$410,000
Jim DeMintRSC$500$221,645
Mike CrapoRID$0$203,806
Larry CraigRID$0$9,710
John CornynRTX$3,250$394,742
Bob CorkerRTN$0$334,825
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$19,000$161,700
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$137,134
Norm ColemanRMN$13,219$358,345
William Thad CochranRMS$0$49,150
Tom CoburnROK$0$73,040
Hillary ClintonDNY$187,654$651,390
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$288,748
Bob CaseyDPA$117,500$137,270
Tom CarperDDE$11,580$331,994
Ben CardinDMD$71,550$147,700
Maria CantwellDWA$22,300$42,335
Robert ByrdDWV$23,500$59,350
Richard BurrRNC$0$320,591
Jim BunningRKY$0$160,638
Sam BrownbackRKS$10,250$53,734
Sherrod BrownDOH$92,672$112,444
Barbara BoxerDCA$62,450$72,730
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$201,724
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,000$42,383
Joe BidenDDE$16,800$55,675
Bob BennettRUT$3,000$212,699
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$35,200$218,994
Max BaucusDMT$24,000$227,980
John BarrassoRWY$0$54,650
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$16,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$170,850
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$38,440$38,250

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$38,440$38,250
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$170,850
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$16,000
John BarrassoRWY$0$54,650
Max BaucusDMT$24,000$227,980
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$35,200$218,994
Bob BennettRUT$3,000$212,699
Joe BidenDDE$16,800$55,675
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,000$42,383
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$201,724
Barbara BoxerDCA$62,450$72,730
Sherrod BrownDOH$92,672$112,444
Sam BrownbackRKS$10,250$53,734
Jim BunningRKY$0$160,638
Richard BurrRNC$0$320,591
Robert ByrdDWV$23,500$59,350
Maria CantwellDWA$22,300$42,335
Ben CardinDMD$71,550$147,700
Tom CarperDDE$11,580$331,994
Bob CaseyDPA$117,500$137,270
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$288,748
Hillary ClintonDNY$187,654$651,390
Tom CoburnROK$0$73,040
William Thad CochranRMS$0$49,150
Norm ColemanRMN$13,219$358,345
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$137,134
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$19,000$161,700
Bob CorkerRTN$0$334,825
John CornynRTX$3,250$394,742
Larry CraigRID$0$9,710
Mike CrapoRID$0$203,806
Jim DeMintRSC$500$221,645
Chris DoddDCT$27,650$410,000
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$3,580$307,954
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$83,550
Byron DorganDND$23,000$60,550
Dick DurbinDIL$30,100$162,300
John EnsignRNV$0$80,400
Mike EnziRWY$0$97,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$44,999$44,360
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,950$79,749
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,200$135,413
Chuck GrassleyRIA$20,000$120,850
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$66,550
Chuck HagelRNE$0$69,650
Tom HarkinDIA$42,530$86,780
Orrin G. HatchRUT$11,250$124,050
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$239,250
Jim InhofeROK$0$100,975
Dan InouyeDHI$50,465$63,225
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$229,769
Tim JohnsonDSD$36,598$309,345
Ted KennedyDMA$34,400$80,799
John F. KerryDMA$24,200$31,028
Amy KlobucharDMN$62,385$94,560
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$3,400$268,965
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$26,200$159,999
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$19,800$61,425
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,250$27,731
Carl LevinDMI$36,021$62,800
Joe LiebermanICT$55,250$214,150
Blanche LincolnDAR$37,250$142,207
Dick LugarRIN$25,800$95,525
Mel MartinezRFL$29,500$320,559
John McCainRAZ$2,000$47,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,720$72,450
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$36,600$404,375
Bob MenéndezDNJ$107,270$258,983
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$43,250$64,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$52,950
Patty MurrayDWA$37,188$92,725
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$18,999$201,029
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,250$94,500
Barack ObamaDIL$121,825$252,903
Mark L. PryorDAR$15,200$117,692
John "Jack" ReedDRI$16,900$211,571
Harry ReidDNV$56,000$266,854
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$231,390
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$18,000$75,200
Ken SalazarDCO$49,050$177,350
Bernie SandersIVT$25,698$7,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$40,000$293,350
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$141,230
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$525,247
Gordon SmithROR$7,000$151,950
Olympia J. SnoweRME$25,900$72,470
Arlen SpecterDPA$96,900$216,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$51,800$194,526
Ted StevensRAK$7,300$34,650
John SununuRNH$250$280,906
Jon TesterDMT$16,449$67,870
John ThuneRSD$300$191,747
David VitterRLA$9,377$143,392
George VoinovichROH$3,000$207,025
John WarnerRVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$30,510$49,250
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$22,500$69,732
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$163,824
Ron WydenDOR$4,000$45,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,240,706
State & local govt employee unions$609,998
Elderly issues/Social Security$269,015
Labor Unions$241,500
Human Rights$27,660
Consumer groups$6,850
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$12,072,850
Mortgage bankers and brokers$3,058,960
Builders associations$339,875
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