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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

2008-S2636 on Feb 13, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: reforming mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy
Source: Foreclosure Prevention Act (S.2636)
  • Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 - refinance mortgages originally financed through a qualified subprime loan.
  • Makes FY2008 appropriations for emergency needs of states and local governments to redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes; and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for foreclosure mitigation activities.
  • Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008 - Authorizes a bankruptcy plan for individuals with regular income to provide for payment of such claim for a period of up to 30 years. Creates a principal residence homestead exemption for debtors over 55 years of age.
  • Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act of 2008 - Amends the Truth in Lending Act to set forth additional disclosure requirements governing any extensions of credit (not only mortgages) secured by the dwelling of a consumer.


  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2008-S2636

Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Bob Casey s1oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Rahm Emanuel s1oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bart Gordon s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland Democrat 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Nancy Pelosi s1pCalifornia Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1pNV Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ken Salazar s1oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
James Webb s1oVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 



Republicans participating in 2008-S2636



Independents participating in 2008-S2636

Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 44
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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