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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

12-S2231 on Mar 22, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Small Business Lending Enhancement Act
Source: HR1418 /S2231
Congressional Summary:
  • Amends the Federal Credit Union Act to limit loans outstanding to either 1.75 times the net worth, or 12.25% of the total assets of the credit union.
  • Authorizes insured credit unions to make business loans up to 27.5 % of the total assets of the credit union, if the credit union meets specified safety and soundness criteria.
  • Directs the development of a tiered approval process, including lending standards, under which an insured credit union gradually increases the amount of member business lending in a manner that is consistent with safe and sound operations.

Supporter's Comments: (by CUNA, a pro-credit union organization)
America's small businesses are the engine of growth of our nation's economy. The effects of the financial crisis of the past few years have spread to all types of lending, resulting in a reduction in the availability of business credit. At a time when banks are withdrawing credit from America's small businesses, credit unions have actually been expanding credit to small businesses, but with more credit unions approaching the cap, this growth is threatened. Congress should enact legislation which increases the credit union member business lending cap from 12.25% of assets to 27.5% for well-capitalized credit unions

Opponent's Comments: (by the Independent Community Banks of America, Nov. 15, 2012)
The tax-subsidized credit union industry is pressing for doubling the statutory cap Congress placed on member business loans. Shifting assets from tax-paying banks to tax-exempt credit unions would reduce tax revenue to the government; the CBO estimates the revenue impact at $354 million over 10 years. We believe that banks are currently meeting the needs of credit-worthy businesses, as substantiated by numerous business surveys.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Corporations
  • Headline: Sponsored raising cap on credit union small business loans (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business (Score: 1)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 12-S2231

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012)Feb 9, 2012
Rob Andrews s2oNew Jersey DemocratMay 2, 2011
Joe Baca s2oCalifornia Democratic ChallengerJul 20, 2011
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic ChallengerOct 25, 2011
Karen Bass s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 21, 2012
Mark Begich s2oAK Democratic Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)Sep 15, 2011
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia DemocratOct 25, 2011
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia DemocratApr 14, 2011
Timothy Bishop s2oNew York DemocratMay 13, 2011
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon DemocratSep 21, 2011
Suzanne Bonamici s2oOregon DemocratFeb 7, 2012
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic ChallengerMay 23, 2011
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida DemocratDec 13, 2011
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Russ Carnahan s2oMissouri DemocratApr 7, 2011
Andre Carson s2oIndiana DemocratFeb 17, 2012
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida DemocratSep 21, 2011
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 21, 2011
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island DemocratJun 14, 2011
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012)May 13, 2011
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri DemocratOct 3, 2011
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee DemocratOct 14, 2011
Gerry Connolly s2oVirginia DemocratMay 13, 2011
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratJun 15, 2011
Danny Davis s2oIllinois DemocratMay 17, 2012
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia DemocratOct 25, 2011
John Dingell s2oMichigan DemocratMay 18, 2012
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 22, 2012
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2011
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)Jun 13, 2011
Al Franken s2oMN Democrat/DFL Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Marcia Fudge s2oOhio DemocratOct 25, 2011
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York DemocratMar 22, 2012
Gene Green s2oTexas DemocratFeb 27, 2012
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratJun 15, 2011
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia DemocratOct 24, 2011
Colleen Hanabusa s2oHawaii DemocratJan 18, 2012
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida DemocratOct 25, 2011
Martin Heinrich s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)Dec 16, 2011
Brian Higgins s2oNew York DemocratNov 14, 2011
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)Sep 21, 2011
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Apr 17, 2012
Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary)Oct 11, 2011
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey DemocratJun 13, 2011
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia DemocratJun 22, 2011
Daniel Inouye s2oHI Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Jesse Louis Jackson s2oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013)Oct 13, 2011
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas DemocratMar 1, 2012
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas DemocratMay 16, 2012
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia DemocratApr 7, 2011
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio DemocratOct 11, 2011
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)Apr 15, 2011
Larry Kissell s2oNorth Carolina DemocratApr 14, 2011
James Langevin s2oRhode Island DemocratMay 2, 2011
John Larson s2oConnecticut DemocratOct 4, 2011
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2011
Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Mar 22, 2012
Sander Levin s2oMichigan DemocratOct 26, 2011
John Lewis s2oGeorgia DemocratMay 2, 2011
Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois DemocratSep 22, 2011
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia DemocratOct 5, 2011
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-FamiliesApr 7, 2011
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMay 11, 2011
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerMay 10, 2011
Brad Miller s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)Feb 14, 2012
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia DemocratJun 15, 2011
Bill Nelson s2oFL Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMay 2, 2011
Frank Pallone s2oNew Jersey DemocratJul 21, 2011
Bill Pascrell s2oNew Jersey DemocratDec 13, 2011
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Oct 26, 2011
Donald Payne Jr. s2oNew Jersey DemocratNov 30, 2012
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado DemocratOct 25, 2011
Gary Peters s2oMI Democratic ChallengerApr 7, 2011
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine DemocratMay 23, 2011
Jared Polis s2oColorado DemocratApr 19, 2012
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMay 30, 2012
Jack Reed s2oRI Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Harry Reid s2oNV Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas DemocratJun 6, 2012
Laura Richardson s2oCalifornia DemocratJun 22, 2011
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey DemocratOct 3, 2011
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2012
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois DemocratAug 12, 2011
Tim Ryan s2oOhio DemocratSep 15, 2011
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 21, 2012
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia DemocratDec 1, 2011
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois DemocratApr 13, 2011
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 22, 2011
Kurt Schrader s2oOregon DemocratMay 2, 2011
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia DemocratMay 23, 2011
Jackie Speier s2oCalifornia DemocratAug 12, 2011
Debbie Stabenow s2oMI Democratic Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Betty Sutton s2oOhio DemocratSep 21, 2011
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi DemocratMay 18, 2012
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 20, 2012
Paul Tonko s2oNew York DemocratOct 25, 2011
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring)Jun 15, 2011
Mark Udall s1pCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Maxine Waters s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 18, 2011
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia DemocratMay 25, 2012
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney generalMar 22, 2012
Frederica Wilson s2oFlorida DemocratDec 8, 2011
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)Jun 22, 2011
David Wu s2oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)Jun 22, 2011
Ron Wyden s2oOR Democratic Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky DemocratMar 27, 2012



Republicans participating in 12-S2231

Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)Oct 5, 2011
Mark Amodei s2oNevada RepublicanJan 23, 2012
Brian Bilbray s2oCalifornia RepublicanMay 23, 2011
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida RepublicanJun 2, 2011
Jo Bonner s2oAlabama RepublicanDec 20, 2011
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)May 26, 2011
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia RepublicanMay 2, 2011
John Campbell s2oCalifornia RepublicanJul 21, 2011
Steve Chabot s2oOhio RepublicanJan 17, 2012
John Howard Coble s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanOct 4, 2011
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
John Culberson s2oTexas RepublicanApr 15, 2011
Renee Ellmers s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 15, 2011
Richard Hanna s2oNew York RepublicanMay 30, 2012
Joe Heck s2oNevada RepublicanMar 21, 2012
Wally Herger s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)Jun 13, 2011
Jaime Herrera s2oWashington RepublicanJul 8, 2011
Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan RepublicanMar 21, 2012
Duncan Hunter s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Apr 15, 2011
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanApr 13, 2011
Steven LaTourette s2oOhio RepublicanMay 25, 2011
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey RepublicanDec 15, 2011
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas RepublicanFeb 29, 2012
Tom McClintock s2oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Sep 21, 2011
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan RepublicanJul 6, 2011
Buck McKeon s2oCalifornia RepublicanJul 20, 2011
Candice Miller s2oMichigan RepublicanJun 22, 2011
Gary Miller s2oCalifornia RepublicanAug 26, 2011
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida RepublicanMay 23, 2011
Rand Paul s2oKY Republican Jr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Ron Paul s2oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988)Feb 7, 2012
Tom Petri s2oWisconsin RepublicanNov 14, 2011
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania RepublicanMay 23, 2011
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)Oct 14, 2011
Ted Poe s2oTexas RepublicanJul 11, 2011
Bill Posey s2oFlorida RepublicanApr 14, 2011
Tom Reed s2oNew York RepublicanSep 19, 2011
Dana Rohrabacher s2oCalifornia RepublicanSep 21, 2011
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida RepublicanJul 8, 2011
Ed Royce s1pCalifornia Republican 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr SenatorMar 22, 2012
Steve Stivers s2oOhio RepublicanAug 5, 2011
Marlin Stutzman s2oIndiana RepublicanMar 9, 2012
Fred Upton s2oMichigan RepublicanSep 22, 2011
Allen West s2oFlorida RepublicanSep 22, 2011
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanSep 19, 2011
Rob Woodall s2oGeorgia RepublicanMay 13, 2011
Bill Young s2oFlorida RepublicanJul 6, 2011
Don Young s2oAlaska RepublicanMay 2, 2011



Independents participating in 12-S2231

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands -Aug 16, 2011
Darrell Issa s2oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)Aug 1, 2011
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)Mar 22, 2012
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont IndependentMar 22, 2012



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 112
Republicans: 49
Independents: 4


















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