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Senate Votes to Extend Foreclosure Safeguard for Servicemembers

That is great news but I have to admit that I am surprised that the vote was unanimous. The Senate actually passed legislation that benefits regular people instead of their rich campaign donors.

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday night voted unanimously to pass legislation extending a provision of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that protects active duty servicemembers from losing their homes.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), extends through 2017 the provision of the SCRA that safeguards active duty servicemembers against foreclosure for one year following the completion of their service in the field as they transition to civilian life.

“Some of the men and women who’ve served our country need time to find their financial footing as they leave active service. They should get it,” Whitehouse said. “Our servicemembers keep us safe from all manner of threats around the globe. It’s the least we can do to keep them and their families safe from foreclosure as they transition back to civilian life. I’ll keep fighting to make these protections permanent, but I’m pleased we’ve reached…

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