Housing and Finance
Foreclosures continue to occur in our district at higher rates than the country as a whole.Though the rate of foreclosures is lessening, the risk of losing one's home remains a reality for many residents of the 13th Congressional District. As a member of the Financial Services Committee, I have worked consistently in support of federal action to protect homeowners from abusive lending practices and actions to prevent home foreclosures. The availability of education on mortgage lending is essential to the process of purchasing a home as well. While on the Financial Services Committee, I have worked to ensure that large financial institutions create new solutions for people facing foreclosure. In addition, I support strong initiatives to protect the rights of America's consumers and to ensure accountability by means of comprehensive financial reform legislation as well as a credit card holders' bill of rights, both passed into law in 2010. Please know that I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress until all Americans are safe from foreclosure of their homes. If you are in danger of losing your home to foreclosure, please contact me for assistance.