S. 896 (111th): Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009


Apr 24, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 20, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 20, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-22


Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 72 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.

Summary (CRS)

5/20/2009--Public Law.DivisionA - Preventing Mortgage ForeclosuresHelping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 - TitleI - Prevention of Mortgage ForeclosuresSection101 - Amends the Housing Act of 1949 with respect to ... Read more >


Apr 24, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 27, 2009
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 6, 2009
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

May 19, 2009
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

May 19, 2009
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

May 20, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 896”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
May 6, 2009 2:57 p.m.
Bill Passed 91/5
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
May 19, 2009 2:41 p.m.
Passed 367/54

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