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Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 211, I call up the...
TITLE I--NEEDS-BASED BANKRUPTCY
TITLE II--ENHANCED CONSUMER PROTECTION
Subtitle A--Penalties for Abusive Creditor Practices
Subtitle B--Priority Child Support
Subtitle C--Other Consumer Protections
TITLE III--DISCOURAGING BANKRUPTCY ABUSE
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TITLE IV--GENERAL AND SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY PROVISIONS
Subtitle A--General Business Bankruptcy Provisions
Subtitle B--Small Business Bankruptcy Provisions
TITLE V--MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY PROVISIONS
TITLE VI--BANKRUPTCY DATA
TITLE VII--BANKRUPTCY TAX PROVISIONS
TITLE VIII--ANCILLARY AND OTHER CROSS-BORDER CASES
TITLE IX--FINANCIAL CONTRACT PROVISIONS
TITLE X--PROTECTION OF FAMILY FARMERS AND FAMILY FISHERMEN
TITLE XI--HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
TITLE XII--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
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TITLE XIII--CONSUMER CREDIT DISCLOSURE
TITLE XIV--PREVENTING CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY ABUSE
TITLE XV--GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS
TITLE I--NEEDS-BASED BANKRUPTCY
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TITLE II--ENHANCED CONSUMER PROTECTION
Subtitle A--Penalties for Abusive Creditor Practices
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Subtitle B--Priority Child Support
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Subtitle C--Other Consumer Protections
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TITLE III--DISCOURAGING BANKRUPTCY ABUSE
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TITLE IV--GENERAL AND SMALL BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY PROVISIONS
Subtitle A--General Business Bankruptcy Provisions
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Subtitle B--Small Business Bankruptcy Provisions
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TITLE V--MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY PROVISIONS
TITLE VI--BANKRUPTCY DATA
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TITLE VII--BANKRUPTCY TAX PROVISIONS
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TITLE VIII--ANCILLARY AND OTHER CROSS-BORDER CASES
``CHAPTER 15--ANCILLARY AND OTHER CROSS-BORDER CASES
``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS
``SUBCHAPTER II--ACCESS OF FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES AND CREDITORS TO THE COURT
``SUBCHAPTER III--RECOGNITION OF A FOREIGN PROCEEDING AND RELIEF
``SUBCHAPTER IV--COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN COURTS AND FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES
``SUBCHAPTER V--CONCURRENT PROCEEDINGS
``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS
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``SUBCHAPTER II--ACCESS OF FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES AND CREDITORS TO THE COURT
``SUBCHAPTER III--RECOGNITION OF A FOREIGN PROCEEDING AND RELIEF
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``SUBCHAPTER IV--COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN COURTS AND FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES
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``SUBCHAPTER V--CONCURRENT PROCEEDINGS
TITLE IX--FINANCIAL CONTRACT PROVISIONS
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TITLE X--PROTECTION OF FAMILY FARMERS AND FAMILY FISHERMEN
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TITLE XI--HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
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TITLE XII--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
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TITLE XIII--CONSUMER CREDIT DISCLOSURE
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TITLE XIV--PREVENTING CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY ABUSE
TITLE XV--GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS
GENERAL LEAVE
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield by myself such time as I may consume.
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Summary of Principal Provisions of S. 256, ``The Bankruptcy Abuse...
CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY REFORMS
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BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY AND OTHER REFORMS
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman ...
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Mr. BOUCHER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time.
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 1/2 minutes to the gentleman...
Mr. DELAHUNT. Mr. Speaker, let me just suggest the following, with all due...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Utah...
Mr. CANNON. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of Senate bill 256 and urge its...
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Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from...
Mr. WATT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. ...
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Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from New York (Mr....
Mr. NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time.
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ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from...
Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, bankruptcy filings are at an all-time high. When...
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Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from Houston,...
Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I think it is important as we debate...
Testimony of Elizabeth Warren Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
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ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from...
Mrs. BIGGERT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time.
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from California...
Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California. Mr. Speaker, this bill hurts Americans. One...
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Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy
A BRIEF PRIMER ON BANKRUPTCY
STUDY DATA AND METHODS
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STUDY FINDINGS
DISCUSSION
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Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 1 minute.
Mr. CHABOT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time.
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Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 20 seconds to my friend, the gentleman from...
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, what the gentleman suggested was, if...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Ohio (Mr....
Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, almost half of the bankruptcies in the United States...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I am now pleased to break the line of members of the...
Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, you would not even exempt our brothers and sisters...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from...
Mr. CASTLE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S. 256, the...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, before I recognize the gentleman from Massachusetts,...
Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I want to make sure that everybody quite understands...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to my friend, the...
Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, this bankruptcy bill is but the latest attempt by the...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself a minute and a half.
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Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 10 seconds to the gentleman from...
Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I did not say the bill did not pay for service...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, how much time remains on either side?
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I am now pleased to yield 2 minutes to the...
Ms. LINDA T. SÁNCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from Los...
Ms. WATERS. Mr. Speaker, the passing of this bill would be a complete detriment...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 5 seconds to let the gentlewoman from...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, if the gentleman will yield, just me at the...
Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the dynamic gentlewoman from...
Ms. WOOLSEY. Mr. Speaker, over the last 18 months the House leadership has...
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Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 1 minute.
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time and thank...
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Judges Say Overhaul Would Weaken Bankruptcy System.
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Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.
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Ms. DELAURO. Mr. Speaker, to listen to this majority, we have a crisis...
Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, as I stated with respect to the...
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Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, for as long as I've been in Congress I have...
Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to vote in favor of S. 256, The Bankruptcy...
Mr. HOLT. Mr. Speaker, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to offer my...
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Mr. MORAN of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, the ``Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...
Mr. CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, after eight years of consideration, we are now...
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Ms. SOLIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to S. 256, legislation that...
Mr. CARDIN. Mr. Speaker, I support equitable reform of our nation's bankruptcy...
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Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Speaker, we have before us today a bill that provides a safety...
Mr. SHAYS. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of S. 256, the Bankruptcy Abuse...
Mr. HONDA. Mr. Speaker, today, the Republican majority continues its assault on...
Mr. ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to S. 256. This bill helps big...
Mr. UDALL of Colorado. Mr. Speaker, I do not support this bill in its present...
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Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this legislation because the...
Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to S. 256, the...
Mrs. DAVIS California. Mr. Speaker, I rise to voice my opposition to the...
Mr. UDALL of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, thank you for allowing me the opportunity...
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Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it's time for Congress to enact meaningful...
Mr. WELDON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, for years, honest but unfortunate consumers...
Mrs. BIGGERT. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to...
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Mr. CASTLE. Mr. Speaker, I am submitting for the RECORD the following...
Statement of Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO, ING DIRECT
Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker I rise in strong opposition to the misnamed ``Bankruptcy...
Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr Speaker, I rise today in opposition to this bill.
Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the bankruptcy bill before the...
Credit Card Penalties, Fees Bury Debtors; Senate Nears Action on Bankruptcy Curbs
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Mr. LANGEVIN. Today I rise in support of the Pomeroy substitute to H.R. 8, the...
Mr. ROYCE. Mr. Speaker, today, Congress has the opportunity to finish the task...
Mr. MACK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Bankruptcy Abuse...
Mr. CASTLE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S. 256, the...
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Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, in pertinent part, section 202 of S. 256, the...
Mr. KOLBE. Mr. Speaker, after eight years of intense Congressional scrutiny and...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
MOTION TO RECOMMIT OFFERED BY MS. SCHAKOWSKY
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I offer a motion to recommit.
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Yes.
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY moves to recommit the bill (S. 256) to the Committee on the...
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 3 minutes.
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Mr. STRICKLAND. Mr. Speaker, I support this motion to recommit because it...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to recommit.
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, the motion to recommit creates a blanket...
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum...
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Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas and Messrs. RUSH, BOREN, and...
Ms. SOLIS. Mr. Speaker, during rollcall vote No. 107 on motion to recommit with...
Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
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Ms. SOLIS. Mr. Speaker, during rollcall vote No. 108 on final passage (S. 256)...


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