Submitted to house.gov/buchanan using Swiss address in street address and Florida zip code
Dear Vern Buchanan,
I just finished speaking with Keith Fitzgerald’s staff on this important issue. I’m a US citizen living abroad who is registered to vote in your district.
Currently, the following banks are refusing to refinance my mortgage, as well as that of two other Americans, simply because we are US citizens and as a result of US policy:
Raiffeisen, Bank Coop, AXA Bank, Migros Bank, NAB, Valiant Bank AG, SwissLife, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, Swissquote Bank, FinanzZentrum Jungfrau AG
I’ve written my representation concerning issues facing American citizens living abroad, and received no response. I also contacted VA loans and the US Department of Housing on housing discrimination but was told that they don’t help American veterans living abroad.
While it is understandable that the US government will not help Americans who do not live in America, it is not understandable that the US government pressures banks abroad to refuse to refinance the mortgages of American citizens.
As such, I am requesting from you a letter of recommendation that I renounce my US citizenship since such is currently the only means that I can refinance my mortgage with many banks. If you have any better suggestions, then let it be heard. Keith Fitzgerald’s staff claimed that they would take unspecified action on this if they had your job, and thus I’m writing to you to see which action you may be willing to take.
No Response. Received an unpersonalized, generic automated e-mail response, but that’s more than nothing.