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Current Legislation

Senate - Introduced Bills

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to provide bankruptcy protections for medically distressed debtors, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11 and title 29, United States Code, to increase the amount of unsecured claims for salaries and wages given priority in bankruptcy, to provide for payments to retirees to compensate for lost health insurance benefits resulting from the bankruptcy of their former employer, to protect the health benefits of employees and retirees, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and for other purposes.

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To replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with a five-person Commission.

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To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.

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To save taxpayer money and end bailouts of financial institutions by providing for a process to allow financial institutions to go bankrupt.

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To provide for institutional risk-sharing in the Federal student loan programs.

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To require certain protections for student loan borrowers, and for other purposes.

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Amends chapter 12 of federal bankruptcy law (Debt Adjustment of a Family Farmer or Fisherman with Regular Annual Income) with respect to discharge of governmental claims based upon the disposition of property used in a farming operation.

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Amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to prohibit an insured depository institution from: (1) being or becoming an affiliate of any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity; (2) being in common ownership or control with any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity; or (3) engaging in any activity that would cause the insured depository institution to qualify as an insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity.

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Amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to prohibit an insured depository institution from: (1) being or becoming an affiliate of any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity; (2) being in common ownership or control with any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity; or (3) engaging in any activity that would cause the insured depository institution to qualify as an insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity.

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A bill to address equity capital requirements for financial institutions, bank holding companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and for other purposes

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To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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To require enhanced economic analysis and justification of regulations proposed by certain Federal banking, housing, securities, and commodity regulators, and for other purposes.

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To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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To replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with a 5-person Commission, to bring the Bureau into the regular appropriations process, to provide for a safety and soundness check, and for other purposes.

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To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to repeal certain designation authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to repeal the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to certain exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy.

House - Introduced Bills

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to treat Puerto Rico as a State for purposes of chapter 9 of such title relating to the adjustment of debts of municipalities.

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to provide bankruptcy protections for medically distressed debtors, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to stop abusive student loan collection practices in bankruptcy cases.

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To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish a Small Business Advisory Board, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to include firearms in the types of property allowable under the alternative provision for exempting property from the estate.

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To establish student loan borrowers’ rights to basic consumer protections, reasonable and flexible repayment options, access to earned credentials, and effective loan cancellation in exchange for public service, and for other purposes.

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To reduce risks to the financial system by limiting banks’ ability to engage in certain risky activities and limiting conflicts of interest, to reinstate certain Glass-Steagall Act protections that were repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes.

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To stabilize the housing and banking sectors by eliminating policies that distort markets and facilitate risky lending, and for other purposes.

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Prohibits the use of federal funds to purchase or guarantee obligations of, issue lines of credit to, or provide direct or indirect grants-in-aid to any state, municipal, local, or county government which, on or after January 1, 2013, has filed for bankruptcy, has defaulted on its obligations, is at risk of defaulting, or is likely to default, without such federal assistance if such purchase, guarantee, extension of credit, or grant is made to assist the government in: (1) avoiding defaulting on the payment of principal or interest due on an obligation of the government, or (2) curing such a default.

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Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to revise the formula for determining the amount of funds derived from coal mine operator-paid reclamation fees which shall be transferred each year from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan to pay health benefits to retired miners.

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To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to preclude law firms and licensed attorneys from the definition of a debt collector when taking certain actions.

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Directs the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), five years after enactment of this Act, to appoint FHFA as receiver of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (government sponsored enterprises or (GSEs) under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, to carry out mandatory receivership (thus terminating the current conservatorship for such GSEs).

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To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information.

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To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices related to the marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions, and for other purposes.

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes.

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Amends the federal bankruptcy code to prohibit private employers from denying employment to: (1) an individual who is or has been a debtor under either the bankruptcy code or the Bankruptcy Act, or (2) an individual associated with such debtor or bankrupt.

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To exclude insurance companies from the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation's "orderly liquidation authority."

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to modify the dischargeability of debts for certain educational payments and loans.

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To require the filing of certain information regarding a residential mortgage in any proceeding for foreclosure of the mortgage.

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A bill to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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To amend title 11, United States Code, to improve protections for employees and retirees in business bankruptcies

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code with respect to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, and for other purposes.