H.R.2634 - Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008

To provide for greater responsibility in lending and expanded cancellation of debts owed to the United States and the international financial institutions by low-income countries, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide for greater responsibility in lending and expanded cancellation of debts owed to the United States and the international financial institutions by low-income countries, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 04/05/2008 7:11am

    EXCUSE ME……….BUT NO ONE EVER FORGAVE MY DEBTS……….OR EVEN HELP ME OUT DURING THE HARD TIME ……THIS BULL ….I THINK EVERYONE THAT IS SITTING IN THE HOUSE AND CONGRESS THAT VOTES YES FOR THIS BILL SHOULD BE REMOVED ALL NAMES LISTED SO THE AMERICANSO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY KNOWS WHO THEY ARE

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  • cmrk3 04/12/2008 1:26pm

    This bill will save lives so it deserves full support. The principle of Jubilee is found in the Old Testament where every 50 years all debts were to be cancelled so that all the tribes of Israel would get their inheritance back. It is also echoed by Jesus. It is time for the rich to help the poor instead of taking advantage of the poor. It is time for the Kingdom of God to advance on earth as it is in Heaven.

  • Brewerj 04/12/2008 7:49pm

    This bill typifies what is best about America. While debt-forgiveness is one step, we must treat these countries as partners by working with them to end hunger, expand education, fight disease and create economic growth. Helping these countries get a fresh start is consistent with our values as a country and is in our long-term self interest.


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