Honorable Bill Nelson,
The US Embassy in Bern advised me to contact you since American citizens are being denied mortgages by banks, as a direct result of US policy, simply because they are accused of being “US Persons”.
I was informed that you represent Florida residents who live abroad and thus I wrote to you on the 26th of July on this very serious matter, but received no response. Not a single word from my representation in the Senate.
It is a federal crime to deny an American in America a mortgage simply because they are accused of being a “US person”. As such, one would think that you would be very eager to explain why you voted to approve a policy which is now causing American citizens to be denied mortgages simply because they are “US persons”. Federal laws and policies tend to have a much different meaning beyond US borders.
Yet, actions speak louder than words. Become a cosponsor of H.R. 6263 to establish a commission to study how Federal laws and policies affect United States citizens living in foreign countries. Doing so would demonstrate to Americans that you recognize that it is absolutely horrible for Americans to be denied mortgages as a result of US policy, and such would mean far more than words which were never spoken to those one is said to represent.
PS. Please update your contact page so that Americans abroad can contact you using their home address.