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I.  104th CONGRESS (January 3, 1995, to January 3, 1997)

A.  Congressional Record, September 26, 1996, E1738-E1739, Remarks of Rep. Sonny Bono.

II.  105th CONGRESS (January 3, 1997, to January 3, 1999)

A.  1st Session

1.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, introduced in House, February 13, 1997.

2.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, reported in House, July 16, 1997.

3.  Congressional Record, September 16, 1997, S9406-S9407, statement of Sen. Grassley, “Themes for Bankruptcy Reform in the 105th Congress”.

4.  H.R. 2500, Responsible Borrower Protection Bankruptcy Act, introduced in House, September 18, 1997.

5.  Congressional Record, September 18, 1997, E1800-E1802, Extension of Remarks by Rep. McCollum, including section-by-section analysis of Responsible Borrower Protection Bankruptcy Act.

6.  Congressional Record, September 23, 1997, E1824, Extension of Remarks by Rep. Boucher on Responsible Borrower Protection Bankruptcy Act.

7.  House Report 105-324, October 21, 1997, to accompany H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, as offered after amendment in form of substitute.

8.  Congressional Record, October 21, 1997, S10884-S10891, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1997, Remarks of Sen. Grassley and Sen. Durbin regarding themes for bankruptcy reform in 105th Congress, including text of S. 1301.

9.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, floor consideration, November 12, 1997.

10.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, November 12, 1997.

11.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, engrossed in House, November 12, 1997.

B.  2d Session

1.  H.R. 3146, Consumer Lenders and Borrowers Bankruptcy Accountability Act of 1998, introduced in House, February 2, 1998.

2.  Congressional Record, February 4, 1998, E87-E89, Introduction to H.R. 3150, The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, Major Provisions and Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Gekas.

3.  Report to Congress, Personal Bankruptcy: The Credit Research Center Report on Debtors’ Ability to Pay, February 9, 1998.

4.  Congressional Record, February 24, 1998, H505-H506, Bankruptcy Reform, statement of Rep. Gekas.

5.  Testimony Before Subcommittee on Com. and Admin. Law, Personal Bankruptcy: The Credit Research Center and Ernst & Young Reports on Debtors’ Ability to Pay, March 11, 1998.

6.  Testimony Before Subcommittee on Com. and Admin. Law, Personal Bankruptcy: The Credit Research Center and Ernst & Young Reports on Debtors’ Ability to Pay, March 12, 1998.

7.  S. 1914, Business Bankruptcy Reform Act, introduced in Senate, April 2, 1998.

8.  Congressional Record, April 30, 1998, H2697, Bankruptcy Reform, statement of Rep. Gekas.

9.  Congressional Record, May 5, 1998, H2778-H2779, Revising the Bankruptcy Code, statement of Rep. Jackson-Lee.

10.  Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, H2994-H3000, Bankruptcy Reform, statement of Rep. Jackson-Lee, as designee of minority leader.

11.  Congressional Record, May 13, 1998, S4769-S4772, floor discussion of Religious Liberty and Charitable Donation Protection Act of 1998 (S. 1244 and H.R. 2604).

12.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, reported (105-540) by Committee on the Judiciary, House, May 18, 1998.

13.  House Report 105-540, to accompany H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, Committee on the Judiciary, May 18, 1998.

14.  Congressional Record, June 3, 1998, H2, H23-H29, H62, floor discussion of Religious Liberty and Charitable Donation Protection Act of 1998 (H.R. 2604 and S. 1244).

15.  House Report 105-573, providing for consideration of H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, June 9, 1998.

16.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, engrossed in House, June 10, 1998.

17.  Congressional Record, June 10, 1998, H4338-4443, Report of Congressional Budget Office, floor debate.

18.  Congressional Record, June 17, 1998, E1153, Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Lee Hamilton.

19.  Congressional Record, June 19, 1998, E1180, Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Sandlin.

20.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, placed on calendar in Senate, July 7, 1998.

21.  Senate Report 105-253, to accompany S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, July 21, 1998.

22.  Congressional Record, September 3, 1998, S9903-S9906, S9917-S9921, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act, floor statements and discussion.

23.  Congressional Record, September 9, 1998, S10059-S10098, S10101-S10109, S10121-S10136, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act, floor statements, bill text, amendment in form of substitute.

24.  Congressional Record, September 10, 1998, S10166, S10183-S10190, S10192-S10195, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act, floor debate.

25.  Congressional Record, September 11, 1998, S10242-S10246, S10260, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, amendments.

26.  Congressional Record, September 17, 1998, S10452-S10457, S10459-S10472, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, amendments and floor debate.

27.  Congressional Record, September 18, 1998, S10568-10574, S10579-S10580, S10579-S10603, S10605, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, floor debate and amendments.

28.  Congressional Record, September 21, 1998, S10649-S10651, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, statement of Sens. Grassley and Sessions.

29.  Congressional Record, September 22, 1998, S10673-S10702, S10704, S10712-S10713, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, amendments and floor debate.

30.  Congressional Record, September 23, 1998, S10739-S10789, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, floor debate and amendments.

31.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, placed on calendar in Senate, September 23, 1998.

32.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, passed Senate with amendments, September 23, 1998.

33.  H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, engrossed amendment in form of substitute, replacing with S. 1301, in Senate, September 23, 1998.

34.  Congressional Record, September 24, 1998, S10937-S10938, S. 1301, Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Act of 1998, amendments and floor statements.

35.  Congressional Record, September 28, 1998, H9140-H9147, H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, floor debate.

36.  Conference Report 105-794, to accompany H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, October 7, 1998.

37.  Congressional Record, October 7, 1998, H9954-H9985, Conference Report on H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998; Joint Statement of the Committee of Conference.

38.  House Report 105-799, waiving points of order against conference report to accompany H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, October 8, 1998.

39.  Congressional Record, October 9, 1998, H10224-H10239, Conference Report on H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, floor debate; S12140-S12149, S12151, Conference Report on H.R. 3150, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998, floor debate.

40.  H.R. 764, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997, referred in Senate, October 13, 1998.

41.  Congressional Record, October 21, 1998, H2295, Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Gekas expressing disappointment over President’s refusal to sign H.R. 3150.

III.  106th Congress (January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2001)

A.  1st Session

1.  H.R. 624, Single Asset Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, introduced in House, February 8, 1999.

2.  H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, introduced in House, February 24, 1999.

3.  S. 586, Bankruptcy Abuse Reform Act of 1999, bill to limit homestead exemptions, introduced in Senate, March 11, 1999.

4.  Congressional Record, March 11, 1999, S2577, S. 586, Bankruptcy Abuse Reform Act of 1999.

5.  S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, introduced in Senate, March 16, 1999.

6.  Congressional Record, March 16, 1999, S2738-S2768, Sen. Grassley introducing S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999.

7.  H.R. 1282, Individual Bankruptcy Abuse Reform Act of 1999, introduced in House, March 25, 1999.

8.  H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, reported in House, April 29, 1999.

9.  House Report 106-123 (Part 1), from the Committee on the Judiciary, to accompany H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, April 29, 1999.

10.  S. 945, Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, introduced in Senate, May 3, 1999.

11.  House Report 106-126, from the Committee on Rules, to accompany H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, May 4, 1999.

12.  H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, engrossed in House, May 4, 1999.

13.  Congressional Record, May 5, 1999, H2639, H2642, H2644-H2771, H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, floor debate and amendments, CBO cost estimate.

14.  Congressional Record, May 6, 1999, E891, E899, H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, Extensions of Remarks, Reps. Kennedy and Mink.

15.  S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, reported in Senate, May 11, 1999.

16.  Senate Report 106-49, to accompany S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, May 11, 1999.

17.  H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, placed on calendar in Senate, May 12, 1999.

18.  H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, introduced in House, July 1, 1999.

19.  H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, engrossed in House, July 21, 1999.

20.  H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, placed on calendar in Senate, July 27, 1999.

21.  H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, engrossed amendment in Senate, August 3, 1999.

22.  Congressional Record, September 16, 1999, S10981-S11013, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, bill as reported from Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

23.  Congressional Record, September 21, 1999, S11081, S11088-S11096, S11142-S11171, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

24.  Congressional Record, September 28, 1999, S11541-S11553, S11561-S11562, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, floor statements, Zywicki/White letter to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

25.  Congressional Record, November 4, 1999, S13929-S13968, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, bill text, amendments and floor debate.

26.  Congressional Record, November 5, 1999, S14052-S14077, S14097-S14104, S14114, S14186-S14191, S14193, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

27.  Congressional Record, November 8, 1999, S14244-S14280, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

28.  Congressional Record, November 9, 1999, S14341, S14353-S14380, S14382-S14395, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

29.  Congressional Record, November 10, 1999 (Part 1), S14439, S14443-S14444, S14451-14460, S14463, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

30.  Congressional Record, November 10, 1999 (Part 2), S14481-S14505, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

31.  Congressional Record, November 16, 1999, S14606-S14609, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

32.  Congressional Record, November 17, 1999 (Part 1), S14654-S14667, S14669-S14687, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

33.  Congressional Record, November 19, 1999 (Part 2), S15005, S14060-S15062, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, amendments and floor debate.

B.  2d Session

1.  Congressional Record, January 26, 2000, S49-S58, S63, S72-S74, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, amendments and floor debate.

2.  Congressional Record, January 31, 2000, S136-S138, S140-S142, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Bill of 2000, amendments and floor debate.

3.  Congressional Record, February 1, 2000, S167-S188, S190, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, amendments and floor debate.

4.  Congressional Record, February 2, 2000, S146-S257, S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, amendments and floor debate.

5.  H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, engrossed amendment, in form of substitute, in Senate, February 2, 2000.

6.  Congressional Record, February 14, 2000, E134, Bankruptcy Reform, Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Bereuter.

7.  Congressional Record, March 22, 2000, S1553-S1556, Bankruptcy Reform.

8.  Congressional Record, May 15, 2000, S3934-S3937, Bankruptcy Reform, statement of Sen. Wellstone.

9.  Congressional Record, May 16, 2000, S3965-S3970, Bankruptcy Reform, floor debate.

10.  Congressional Record, July 20, 2000 (Part 2), S7383-S7384, Bankruptcy Reform.

11.  S. 3046, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, introduced and placed on calendar in Senate, September 15, 2000.

12.  S. 3186, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary, October 11, 2000.

13.  Congressional Record, October 11, 2000 (Part 1), H9724-H9675, H.R. 2415, American Embassy Security Act of 2000, renamed Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, Conference Report, which incorporates S. 3186, substituted for H.R. 2415.

14.  Congressional Record, October 11, 2000 (Part 2), H9789-H9796, H9809-H9810, H.R. 2415, American Embassy Security and Bankruptcy Reform Act, floor debate.

15.  Congressional Record, October 12, 2000, H9826-H9840, H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, S. 3186, Gekas-Grassley Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, floor debate and enrollment of S. 3186.

16.  Congressional Record, October 19, 2000, S10748, S10770-S10775, H.R. 2415 and S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform, Senate conference report on H.R. 2415 that substituted bankruptcy bill for embassy security bill, floor statements.

17.  Congressional Record, October 27, 2000, S11205-S11206, H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000.

18.  Congressional Record, October 29, 2000, S11342, statement of Sen. Kennedy.

19.  Congressional Record, October 30, 2000, S11379-S11381, conference report to accompany H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, statements of Sens. Sessions and Schumer.

20.  Congressional Record, October 31, 2000, H11701-H11705, H.R. 5540, Chapter 12 Extension and Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2000; S11385-S11401, S11404-S11406, S11413-S11416, S11437-S11442, H.R. 2415 and S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, floor debate and statements.

21.  Congressional Record, November 1, 2000, S11446-S11450, S11461-S11464, S11466, S11485-S11486, H.R. 2415 and S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, floor debate.

22.  Congressional Record, December 5, 2000, S11547, S11552-S11553, H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000.

23.  Congressional Record, December 6, 2000, S11621-S11642, S11656-S11658, S11660-S11616, H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, floor debate, including letter from 116 law professors in opposition to the bill.

24.  Congressional Record, December 7, 2000, S11683-S11730, S. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, floor debate, Senate agrees to Act’s conference report.

25.  H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000, enrolled bill, Dec. 8, 2000.

IV.  107th Congress (January 3, 2001, to January 3, 2003)

A.  1st Session

1.  Congressional Record, January 30, 2001, S788-S832, S. 220, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, introduction in Senate.

2.  H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, introduced in House, January 31, 2001.

3.  Congressional Record, January 31, 2001, H133-H135, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, introductory remarks of bill sponsor, Rep. Gekas.

4.  S. 220, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, placed on calendar in Senate, January 31, 2001.

5.  H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, reported as amended in House Committee on the Judiciary, February 26, 2001.

6.  House Report 107-3 to accompany H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, Committee on the Judiciary, February 26, 2001.

7.  Congressional Record, February 28, 2001, H447-H449, H.R. 256, Family Farmer Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2001, floor statements; S1677-S1678, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, floor statements.

8.  House Report 107-4 to accompany H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, Committee on Rules, February 28, 2001.

9.  Congressional Record, March 1, 2001, H510, H512-H601, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

10.  H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, engrossed in House, March 1, 2001.

11.  S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, placed on calendar in Senate, March 1, 2001.

12.  H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, placed on calendar in Senate, March 5, 2001.

13.  Congressional Record, March 5, 2001, S1793-S1801, S1806-S1813, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate; E274, Extensions of Remarks, Reps. Roemer and Pomeroy.

14.  Congressional Record, March 7, 2001, S1925-S1962, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

15.  Congressional Record, March 8, 2001, S2018-S2037, S2051-S2054, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

16.  Congressional Record, March 9, 2001, S2105-S2113, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

17.  Congressional Record, March 12, 2001, S2142-S2158, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

18.  Congressional Record, March 13, 2001, S2172-S2173, S2176-S2179, S2191-S2217, S2232-S2266, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

19.  Congressional Record, March 14, 2001, S2273-S2276, S2279-S2297, S2299, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

20.  Congressional Record, March 15, 2001, S2324-S2339, S2343-S2380, S2416-S2418, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

21.  S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, engrossed in Senate, March 15, 2001.

22.  Congressional Record, March 19, 2001, S2469-S2470, S2480-S2530, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, including text of bill passed March 15, 2001.

23.  Congressional Record, March 20, 2001, E399-E400, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, Extensions of Remarks, Rep. Dennis Moore.

24.  Congressional Record, July 9, 2001, S7361, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001.

25.  Congressional Record, July 12, 2001, S7539-S7540, S7553, S7559-S7640, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, S. 420, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate.

26.  Congressional Record, July 16, 2001, H7691, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, amendments.

27.  Congressional Record, July 17, 2001, S7721-S7734, S7737-S7739, S7741-S7789, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, amendments and floor debate, passage in form of substitute.

28.  H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, engrossed amendment in Senate, July 17, 2001.

29.  Congressional Record, July 31, 2001, H4953-H4955, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001, discussion and agreement to send bill to conference.

B.  2d Session

1.  Congressional Record, July 25, 2002 (Part 2), H5705-H5788, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, reproduction of Conference Report 107-617.

2.  Conference Report 107-617, to accompany H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, July 25, 2002.

3.  Congressional Record, July 29, 2002, E1466-E1467, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, Extensions of Remarks by Reps. Crowley, Dingell and Schakowsky.

4.  S. 2996, Bankruptcy Abuse Reform Act of 2002, homestead exemption limitation, introduced in Senate, September 24, 2002.

5.  Congressional Record, September 24, 2002, S9122-S9123, S. 2996, Bankruptcy Abuse Reform Act of 2002, introduced in Senate, statement of bill sponsor, Sen. Kohl.

6.  H.R. 5525, Corporate Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Employee Protection Act of 2002, introduced in House, October 2, 2002.

7.  H.R. 5744, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, introduced in House, November 14, 2002.

8.  Congressional Record, November 14, 2002 (Part 1), H8742-H8756, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, amendments and floor debate, House agrees to Senate amendment of H.R. 333.

9.  Congressional Record, November 14, 2002 (Part 2), H8824-H8877, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, H.R. 5745 text substituted for H.R. 333.

10.  H.R. 5745, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, introduced in House, November 14, 2002, subsequently text of H.R. 5745 inserted into H.R. 333, November 15, 2002.

11.  Congressional Record, November 22, 2002, E2143, H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, Extensions of Remarks, Speech by Rep. McCollum in opposition to conference report.

V.  108th Congress (January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2005)

A.  1st Session

1.  H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, introduced in House, February 27, 2003.

2.  H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, reported in House, March 18, 2003.

3.  House Report 108-40, to accompany H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, reported by Committee on the Judiciary, March 18, 2003.

4.  House Report 108-42, to accompany H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, reported by Committee on Rules, March 18, 2003.

5.  Congressional Record, March 19, 2003, H1960, H1961, H1981-H1988, H1991-H2100, H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, floor debate, House passed bill.

6.  H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, engrossed in House, March 19, 2003.

7.  H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, placed on calendar in Senate, March 21, 2003.

8.  S. 1920, a bill to extend Chapter 12 for six months, introduced in Senate, November 21, 2003.

9.  S. 1920, a bill to extend Chapter 12 for six months, engrossed in Senate, November 25, 2003.

10.  Congressional Record, November 25, 2003 (Part 1), S16013-S16015, S. 1970, Bankruptcy Fairness Act, introduced in Senate, bill to increase amount of unsecured claims for salaries and wages given priority.

11.  Congressional Record, November 25, 2003 (Part 2), S16063, S. 1920, a bill to extend Chapter 12 for six months, introduced in Senate.

12.  S. 1920, a bill to extend Chapter 12 for six months, referred in House, December 8, 2003.

B.  2d Session

1.  House Report 108-407, to accompany S. 1920, a bill to extend Chapter 12 for six months, amended in nature of substitute with H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, Committee on Rules, January 27, 2004.

2.  Congressional Record, January 28, 2004, H143-H222, S. 1920, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003, floor debate.

3.  S. 1920, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, engrossed amendment, in form of substitute, in House, January 28, 2004.

VI.  109th Congress (January 3, 2005, to January 3, 3007)

A.  1st Session

1.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, introduced in Senate, February 1, 2005.

2.  Congressional Record, February 1, 2005, S768-S821, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, reported in Senate.

3.  H.R. 685, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, introduced in House, February 9, 2005.

4.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, reported in Senate, February 17, 2005.

5.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, cost estimate as reported by Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 17, 2005.

6.  Congressional Record, February 28, 2005, S1725-S1788, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, as reported from Committee on the Judiciary, floor debate.

7.  Congressional Record, March 1, 2005, S1813-S1815, S1820-S1831, S1834-S1857, S1878-S1881, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

8.  Congressional Record, March 2, 2005, H925, S1892-S1915, S1918-S1927, S1932, S1953-S1956, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

9.  Congressional Record, March 3, 2005, S1979-S1997, S2046-S2049, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

10.  Congressional Record, March 4, 2005, S2053-S2056, S2069-S2078, S2086-S2098, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

11.  Congressional Record, March 7, 2005, S2111, S2113-S2144, S2170-S2198, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

12.  Congressional Record, March 8, 2005, S2199-S2229, S2276-S2288, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

13.  Congressional Record, March 9, 2005, S2306-S2308, S2310-S2342, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

14.  Congressional Record, March 10, 2005, S2405-S2408, S2415-S2417, S2420-S2428, S2459-S2474, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, amendments and floor debate.

15.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, engrossed in Senate, March 10, 2005.

16.  Congressional Record, March 11, 2005, S2515-S2517, S2532-S2585, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, reprint of bill as passed.

17.  Congressional Record, March 14, 2005, S1407, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, discussion of “Millionaire loophole”.

18.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, referred in House, March 15, 2005.

19.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, cost estimate as reported by House Committee on the Judiciary, March 16, 2005.

20.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, reported in House, April 8, 2005.

21.  House Report 109-31 (Part 1), to accompany S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, reported by House Committee on the Judiciary, April 8, 2005.

22.  Congressional Record, April 12, 2005, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

23.  Congressional Record, April 14, 2005, H1975-H1991, H1993-H2047, S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, discussion.

24.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, passed in House, April 14, 2005.

25.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, enrolled bill, April 14, 2005.

26.  S. 256, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, cost estimate of direct spending and revenue effects of bill as enacted, April 22, 2005.

VII.  HEARINGS AND TESTIMONY

1.  Kim Kowalewski, Chief, Financial and General Macroeconomic Analysis Unit, Macroeconomic Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office, Statement on Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, April 11, 1997.

2.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Status Report from the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, April 16, 1997.

3.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Bankruptcy Amendments of 1997 and Technical Corrections Act of 1997, April 30, 1997.

4.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, November 13, 1997, National Bankruptcy Review Commission Report discussion.

5.  Bruce L. Hammonds, Senior Vice Chairman & COO of MBNA Corp., Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

6.  Dorinda Simpson, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, February 11, 1998.

7.  GAO, Report to Congressional Requesters, Personal Bankruptcy: The Credit Research Center Report on Debtors’ Ability to Pay, February 1998.

8.  Gary Klein, National Consumer Law Center, Testimony Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

9.  James E. Smith, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, February 11, 1998.

10.  Lawrence M. Ausubel, University of Maryland, Prepared Statement to Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

11.  Mark Lauritano, Wharton Economics Forecasting Associates Group, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

12.  Oakley Orser, Vice President of Credit, Belk Stores Services, Inc., on behalf of National Retail Association, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

13.  Robert R. Davis, Director of Government Relations, America’s Community Bankers, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

14.  William E. Brewer, Jr., Director, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Prepared Statement Before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief, February 11, 1998.

15.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Religious Fairness in Bankruptcy Act of 1997, February 12, 1998.

16.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 10, 1998 (Part 1).

17.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 12, 1998 (Part 2).

18.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 12, 1998.

19.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 16, 1998 (Part 1).

20.  Hearing Before Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 17, 1998 (Part 2).

21.  Hearing Before Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 18, 1998, NBC section-by-section analysis of H.R. 3150.

22.  Hearing Before Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 18, 1998 (Part 3).

23.  Hearing Before Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 19, 1998 (Part 4)

24.  Joint Hearing Before Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 11, 1999.

25.  Bankruptcy Reform:  Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, November 2, 1999.

26.  Hearings Before House Committee on the Judiciary, February 7 and 8, 2001.

27.  Hearing Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Bankruptcy Reform, February 8, 2001.

28.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, March 4, 2003.

29.  Kenneth Beine, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 2005.

30.  Malcom Bennett, International Realty and Investments, Inc., on behalf of National Multi Housing Council/National Apartment Association, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 10, 2005.

31.  R. Michael Stewart Menzies, Sr., on behalf of Independent Community Bankers of America, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 10, 2005.

32.  Philip Strauss, on behalf of National Child Support Enforcement Association, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 10, 2005.

33.  Maria Vullo, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 10, 2005.

34.  Todd J. Zywicki, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 10, 2005.

35.  Hearing Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Bankruptcy Reform, February 10, 2005.

36.  Dave McCall, Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, February 2005.

37.  Hearing on S. 256 Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 109th Congress, statement of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, February 2005.

38.  Hearing Before House Committee on the Judiciary, Implementation of BAPCPA, July 26, 2005.