On behalf of our low income clients, we are monitoring the following legislative activities. To find out the status of a bill and current co-sponsors, visit www.thomas.gov.

Note: For more materials on a particular subject area, visit our Issues page.

114th Congress (2015-16)

(See the Archive page for earlier Congresses.)

Anti-Consumer Legislation


Auto Loans

  • H.R. 1737 (Guinta), Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act. Opposition letter.


  • Coalition letter opposing misuse of the appropriations process for ideological policy riders.

Cell Phones

Class Actions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Credit Reporting
  • HR 2091 (Poliquin), Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 (concern)
  • H.R.1514 (Sanchez), Credit Reporting for Military Families Act (support)
  • H.R.347 (Royce) Facilitating Access to Credit Act of 2015 (oppose) Letter and Q&A Fact Sheet
  • H.R. 1703 (Langevin), Protect Children from Theft Act of 2015(support)

Housing Finance

Homebuyers Assistance Act

Lawsuit "Reform"

Manufactured Housing

Military Lending Act

  • Amendment #268 (Stivers) to FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to require certification database used for military lending. Consumer letter in opposition.
  • Rep. Duckworth amendment to H.R. 1735, National Defense Authorization Act, to eliminate provision delaying regulations to close loopholes in 36% interest rate cap. Consumer letter in support.


Operation Choke Point and Payment Fraud

Letters to House and Senate supporting Operation Choke Point and opposing:

  • H.R. 766 (Luetkemeyer) the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015. Coalition opposition letter, Feb. 2, 2016
  • H.R. 1413 (Luetkemeyer) & S. 477 (Rubio), the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act 2015

Private Debt Collection of Federal Debt

Regulatory "Relief"

Student Loans

Unclaimed Property


Legislative Activities Archive