From: The Honorable Matt Cartwright
Sent By:
Bill: H.R. 4255
Date: 7/15/2014

Cosponsor H.R. 4255 – Stop Foreclosures Due to Congressional Dysfunction Act of 2014

Cosponsors (66): Bonamici, Brady, Brown, Cardenas, Carson, Castor, Chu, Cicilline, Clark, Clay, Cohen, Connolly, Conyers, DeFazio, DeLauro, Doyle, Ellison, Enyart, Eshoo, Farr, Fattah, Garcia, Grayson, Green, Grijalva, Hahn, Hastings, Higgins, Hinojosa, Honda, Horsford, Jackson Lee, Johnson, Johnson, Kaptur, Langevin, Lee, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Lynch, McDermott, Michaud, Miller, Moran, Napolitano, Neal, Nolan, Norton, Pallone, Pingree, Rangel, Roybal-Allard, Ruppersberger, Rush, Sanchez, Schakowsky, Shea-Porter, Slaughter, Speier, Takano, Thompson, Tonko, Tsongas, Van Hollen, Velazquez, Wilson

Dear Colleague,

On Dec. 28, 2013, 1.3 million Americans immediately lost all of their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.  Every week, on average, an additional 72,000 Americans are cut off — the equivalent of one person every eight seconds. These Americans lost their jobs—and now their last lifeline, unemployment insurance—through no fault of their own. They don’t deserve to lose their homes as well.

H.R. 4255, the Stop Foreclosures Due to Congressional Dysfunction Act of 2014, would direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency to impose a six-month forbearance on loan payments on Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) mortgages for struggling borrowers who were current on their payments before losing their unemployment insurance due to recent congressional inaction. Homeowners must have been in good standing before their unemployment ran out.

If you are interested becoming a cosponsor of this bill or you have any questions please contact Mae Stevens in my office at or at 202-225-5546.


Matt Cartwright

Member of Congress