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S. 1102 - Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011

Finance and financial sector. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to certain exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011

S. 1102 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to certain exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to certain exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy.
Other Titles
  • Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011
Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Finance and financial sector
  • Bankruptcy
  • Higher education
  • Student aid and college costs
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced5/26/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced5/26/2011
    5/26/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3436)
    5/26/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    3/20/2012Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. Hearings held.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $6,736,272
    $7,166,710
    $504,660
    $750
    $11,571,318
    $893,441
    $26,169,648
    $555,250
    $38,900
    $53,636,949
    $0
    36 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011

    36 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Association of Community Colleges
    undersigned organization (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Association of University Women
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Council on Education
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Federation of Teachers
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    American Veterinary Medical Association
    Greg Cima (2011, December 14). School debt, animal research among legislative concerns. Retrieved March 27, 2012, from JAVMA News.
    Americans for Financial Reform
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Campus Progress Action
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Consumer Action
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Consumer Federation of America
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Consumer Federation of California
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Consumer Watchdog
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Consumers Union
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Demos
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Education Trust
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Empire Justice Center
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Greenlining Institute
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Association of Consumer Advocates
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (2012, February 7). The Student "Debt Bomb": America's Next Mortgage-Style Economic Crisis?. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from NACBA.
    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    Draeger, Justin (2012, March 19). RE: S.1102, Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
    National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Consumer Law Center
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Consumers League
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Council of La Raza
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    National Education Association
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Occupy Joplin
    Occupy Joplin (2012). Occupy Joplin Demands. Retrieved March 27, 2012, from Occupy Joplin.
    Public Citizen
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    The Institute for College Access & Success
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    U.S. PIRG
    undersigned organization (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    United Negro College Fund
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    United States Student Association
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.
    Young Invincibles
    undersigned organizations (2011, May 25). 2011 Bankruptcy Coalition Letter to Durbin. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from Project on Student Debt.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$12,662$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$246,675$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$301,630$0
    John BarrassoRWY$300,748$0
    Max BaucusDMT$738,650$0
    Mark BegichDAK$556,711$0
    Michael BennetDCO$769,748$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$27,350$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$263,650$0
    Roy BluntRMO$565,528$0
    John BoozmanRAR$114,211$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,639,586$0
    Scott BrownRMA$542,848$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,819,092$0
    Richard BurrRNC$362,069$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$828,583$0
    Ben CardinDMD$390,634$0
    Tom CarperDDE$257,361$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$641,336$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$409,041$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$204,401$0
    Tom CoburnROK$114,653$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$145,450$0
    Susan CollinsRME$477,319$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$50,092$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$324,936$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$377,809$0
    John CornynRTX$361,202$0
    Mike CrapoRID$211,449$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$158,736$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$676,114$0
    Mike EnziRWY$86,306$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$669,253$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,406,929$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,767,966$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$243,140$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$330,203$0
    Kay HaganDNC$2,569,201$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$642,949$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$540,517$0
    Dean HellerRNV$278,151$0
    John HoevenRND$85,388$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$27,260$0
    Jim InhofeROK$220,658$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$396,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$250,661$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$107,141$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$71,476$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$560,042$0
    John KerryDMA$674,737$0
    Mark KirkRIL$319,802$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$665,069$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$27,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$985,430$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$608,991$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$397,300$0
    Mike LeeRUT$58,449$0
    Carl LevinDMI$405,783$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$23,700$0
    Dick LugarRIN$207,506$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$300,918$0
    John McCainRAZ$216,358$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,999,726$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$814,115$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$762,956$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$769,508$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$408,581$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$166,189$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$386,342$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,483,878$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$327,885$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$703,280$0
    Rand PaulRKY$70,453$0
    Rob PortmanROH$576,803$0
    Mark PryorDAR$323,992$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$261,930$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,556,381$0
    Jim RischRID$57,440$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$256,323$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$309,563$0
    Marco RubioRFL$274,886$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$317,893$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$826,141$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$137,175$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,648,314$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$287,689$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$167,172$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$939,859$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,077,415$0
    John ThuneRSD$346,079$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$260,892$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,097,310$0
    Tom UdallDNM$778,605$0
    David VitterRLA$261,798$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,869,258$0
    Jim WebbDVA$61,200$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$334,644$0
    Roger WickerRMS$393,764$0
    Ron WydenDOR$286,452$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$12,662$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$246,675$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$301,630$0
    John BarrassoRWY$300,748$0
    Max BaucusDMT$738,650$0
    Mark BegichDAK$556,711$0
    Michael BennetDCO$769,748$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$27,350$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$263,650$0
    Roy BluntRMO$565,528$0
    John BoozmanRAR$114,211$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,639,586$0
    Scott BrownRMA$542,848$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,819,092$0
    Richard BurrRNC$362,069$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$828,583$0
    Ben CardinDMD$390,634$0
    Tom CarperDDE$257,361$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$641,336$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$409,041$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$204,401$0
    Tom CoburnROK$114,653$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$145,450$0
    Susan CollinsRME$477,319$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$50,092$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$324,936$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$377,809$0
    John CornynRTX$361,202$0
    Mike CrapoRID$211,449$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$158,736$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$676,114$0
    Mike EnziRWY$86,306$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$669,253$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,406,929$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,767,966$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$243,140$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$330,203$0
    Kay HaganDNC$2,569,201$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$642,949$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$540,517$0
    Dean HellerRNV$278,151$0
    John HoevenRND$85,388$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$27,260$0
    Jim InhofeROK$220,658$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$396,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$250,661$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$107,141$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$71,476$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$560,042$0
    John KerryDMA$674,737$0
    Mark KirkRIL$319,802$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$665,069$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$27,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$985,430$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$608,991$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$397,300$0
    Mike LeeRUT$58,449$0
    Carl LevinDMI$405,783$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$23,700$0
    Dick LugarRIN$207,506$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$300,918$0
    John McCainRAZ$216,358$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,999,726$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$814,115$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$762,956$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$769,508$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$408,581$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$166,189$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$386,342$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,483,878$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$327,885$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$703,280$0
    Rand PaulRKY$70,453$0
    Rob PortmanROH$576,803$0
    Mark PryorDAR$323,992$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$261,930$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,556,381$0
    Jim RischRID$57,440$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$256,323$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$309,563$0
    Marco RubioRFL$274,886$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$317,893$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$826,141$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$137,175$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,648,314$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$287,689$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$167,172$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$939,859$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,077,415$0
    John ThuneRSD$346,079$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$260,892$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,097,310$0
    Tom UdallDNM$778,605$0
    David VitterRLA$261,798$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,869,258$0
    Jim WebbDVA$61,200$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$334,644$0
    Roger WickerRMS$393,764$0
    Ron WydenDOR$286,452$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Lobbyists & Public Relations$26,169,648
    Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
    Women's issues$7,166,710
    Schools & colleges$6,736,272
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
    Veterinarians$555,250
    Education$504,660
    Human Rights$38,900
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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