Senate Version of Grayson Bill Protecting Veterans From Foreclosure Passes House
Updated 4/11/16: The office of Congressman Alan Grayson (DFL09) issued a press release titled Obama Signs Grayson Bill Protecting Veterans From Foreclosure.
March 21, 2016
Bill Restores Prohibition Against Foreclosing During First Year After Returning from Active Duty
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed the Senate companion of Congressman Alan Grayson’s (D-FL09) “Servicemember Foreclosure protections Extension Act of 2015,” which protects veterans from having their homes foreclosed on for one year after their return from active duty. This protection had elapsed at the end of 2015.
The “Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015” (S. 2393) extends the protection for two years. S.2393 was passed by voice vote.
“Our veterans have so many adjustments to make when they come home from active duty,” Congressman Grayson said. “They shouldn’t have to worry that banks are going to look for the first opportunity to take their homes away. This bill reinstates a critical provision to provide some peace of mind for our servicemen and women as they return to civilian life.”
This bill joins the 24 Grayson amendments that have been passed by the House in the 114th Congress (2015-2016). Called “the most effective member of the House” by Slate Magazine, Congressman Grayson passed more amendments in the 113th Congress than any other member of the House.
S. 2393 (full text)