Action Eyed On Bankruptcy ReformBill

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BOSTON - (07/27/04) -- Breakfast, lunch and dinner withSen. Tom Carper had its rewards for NAFCU Monday. The DelawareDemocrat, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, told NAFCUrepresentatives he is trying to convince Senate leadership to holda vote on the so-called Schumer amendment to determine whether theycredit union-backed bankruptcy reform bill could survive a finalvote. "He told us he spoke with Sen. (Charles) Schumer and Sen.(Bill) Frist (Senate Majority Leader) to see if they can't get astraight up or down vote on the Schumer amendment," NAFCU lobbyistBrad Thaler told The Credit Union Journal Monday night. Carper, whomet with NAFCU representatives during a breakfast and lunchreception, then during an event sponsored by NAFCU for the Senatorlast night, said the most likely time to vote the bankruptcy billwill before the two-week period before elections. The Schumeramendment, which would bar abortion clinic protestors fromdischarging any civil awards in the bankruptcy process, has held upa final vote on the bill, which has been approved by both the Houseand Senate.

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