3:15 PM EDT
Melissa Bean, D-IL 8th

Ms. BEAN. Contrary to the earlier comments from our colleague in Texas, I want to specifically acknowledge the inclusion of my amendment to disallow participation in this program to anyone who had misstated their incomes on their original loan or been convicted of mortgage fraud.

On the whole, this legislation will help stabilize the housing market and economy while not creating any uncertainty in legal contracts by reducing risks to lenders who keep qualified borrowers in their homes instead of foreclosing.