Summary and Text of Amendments for H.R. 2634 - Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2007

Listed in Alphabetical Order
April 14, 2008 4:10 PM

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Brown-Waite (FL)


The amendment prohibits the waiving of any debt owed to the United States when there is an outstanding debt obligation of the Government of the United States.

Frank (MA)/Biggert (IL)/Bachaus (AL)


The amendment makes various technical corrections within the bill’s “Findings” section, and adds under the eligibility criteria the requirement that a country must also be complying with minimum standards for eliminating human trafficking; cooperating with American efforts to stop illegal immigration to the United States; and be committed to free and fair elections.

Hastings (FL)


(REVISED) The amendment adds a Sense of the Congress that, due to the current humanitarian and political instability in Haiti, including food shortages and political turmoil, the Secretary of the Treasury should use his influence to expedite the complete and immediate cancellation of Haiti’s debts to all international financial institutions, or if such debt cancellation cannot be provided, to urge the institutions to immediately suspend the requirement that Haiti make further debt service payments on debts owed to the institutions.

King, Steve (IA)


The amendment modifies the definition of an "eligible low-income country" to include a requirement that an eligible country must be one that supports the efforts of the United States to curtail human smuggling.

Pearce (NM)


(WITHDRAWN) The amendment modifies the definition of an "eligible low-income country" to require that the nation's government has not engaged in any act of terrorism.

Rohrabacher (CA)


The amendment adds a provision to Section 1626, defining an "eligible low-income country" to include that the government shall have been chosen by, and permits, free elections.

Weiner (NY)


The amendment modifies the qualification for "eligible low-income country" to include those countries that are eligible for both International Development Association loans and World Bank loans.