H.R. 6397 (112th): Defending American Taxpayers From Abusive Government Takings Act of 2012


Sep 13, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Campbell III

Representative for California's 48th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2012
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from purchasing, the FHA from insuring, and the Department of Veterans Affairs from guaranteeing, making, or insuring, a mortgage that is secured by a residence or residential structure located in a county in which the State has used the power of eminent domain to take a residential mortgage.

Summary (CRS)

9/13/2012--Introduced.Defending American Taxpayers From Abusive Government Takings Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act to prohibit the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from purchasing ... Read more >

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Sep 13, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6397”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (11R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 2733 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 18, 2013

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