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.

Class Actions

  • H.R. 1927 (Goodlatte), Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015. Opposition letter.

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"

  • H.R. 758 (Smith), Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Consumer opposition letter (to the Committee on the Judiciary), April 13, 2015 and opposition letter (to the House Speaker and Minority Leader) Sept. 15, 2015.

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, July 28, 2015
  • 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