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

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



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


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.

S. 896 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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