Legislation

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On behalf of our low income clients, we are monitoring the following legislative activities. Visit Congress.gov for the status of a bill or to contact a member by phone or email (or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121). You can find out who your representative is here, and Members’ Twitter handles are here. You can also email your representatives.

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

Arbitration

  • S. 610 (Sen. Blumenthal)/H.R. 1423 (Rep. Johnson), Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. Consumer support letter on House and Senate bills.
  • S. 630 (Sen. Brown) Arbitration Fairness for Consumers Act. Support.
  • S. 608 (Sen. Durbin) Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act. Support.

Bankruptcy Relief

Consumer Financial Protection

  • (Sen. Harris) Accountability for Wall Street Executives Act of 2019. Support.
  • H.R. 1500 (Rep. Waters) Consumer First Act. Support letter.

Credit Reporting

  • S. 3508 (Schatz, Brown), Disaster Protection For Workers’ Credit Act. Support.
  • HR 3621 (Rep. Waters) Comprehensive Credit Reporting Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency Act of 2020. Support letter.
  • HR 3614 Restricting Use of Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act. Support.
  • HR 3618 Free Credit Scores for Consumers Act. Support.
  • HR 3622 Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit and Protecting Consumers Act. Support.
  • HR 3642 Improving Credit Reporting for All Consumers Act. Support.
  • HR 3629 Clarity in Credit Score Formation Act. Support.
  • HR 3621 Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act. Support.
  • S. 2685 (Senators Reed and Van Hollen) Consumer Credit Control Act. Support letter.
  • Accurate Access to Credit Information Act of 2019. Support letter.
  • S. 1336 (Senators Warren and Warner)  Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act. Support.
  • S. 3508 (Senators Schatz and Brown) The Disaster Protection for Workers’ Credit Act. Support.

Criminal Justice

Debt Collection

  • Conn. H.B. 5427,  An Act Concerning Issues Relating to Debt Collection §§ 1, 2 and 3. Support testimony.
  • H.R. 5934 (Rep. Bonamici) Securing Consumers against Misrepresented Debt Act of 2020. Support.
  • H.R. 5330 (Rep. Tlaib), Consumer Protection for Medical Debt Collections Act. Support letter.
  • H.R. 4403 (Rep. Cleaver), the Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act. Support.
  • H.R. 5001 (Rep. Clay), Non-Judicial Foreclosure Debt Collection Clarification Act. Support.
  • H.R.5003 (Rep. Dean), Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act. Support.
  • H.R. 5021 (Rep. Pressley), Ending Debt Collection Harassment Act of 2019. Support.
  • H.R. 3948 (Rep. Meeks). Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act of 2019. Support.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • H.R. 3157 (Rep. Kildee), S. 1138 (Sen. Brown) Working Family Tax Relief Act. Support letter to Senate and House.

Fair Lending

  • H.R. 2324 (Rep. Garcia) /S. 1205 (Sen. Gillibrand), Protections in Consumer Lending Act. Support.

Housing

  • S. 3509 (Brown) To Protect American Families Facing Financial Hardship or Foreclosure Due to a Declared Disaster, Including Covid-19. Support. 
  • H.R. 5001 (Rep. Clay), Non-Judicial Foreclosure Debt Collection Clarification Act. Support.
  • H.R. 5931 (Rep. Clay), Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020. Support.
  • H.R. 2445 (Rep. Emmer and Foster), Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act of 2019. Support.
  • H.R. 4783 (Reps. Green, Chu, Garcia and Clay), LEP Data Acquisition in Mortgage Lending Act of 2019. Support.
  • H.R. 3141 (Rep. Phillips) FHA Loan Affordability Act of 2019. Support.
  • S. 2279 (Sen. Cortez Masto)/H.R. 3958 (Rep. Waters), FHA Foreclosure Prevention Act. Support.
  • S. 571 (Sen. Merkley) Residential Rent to Own Protection Act. Support.
  • S. 787 (Sen. Warren) American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019. Support letter.
  • S. 331 (Sen. Cortez Masto)/H.R. 936 (Rep. Velasquez), Home Loan Quality Transparency Act. Support.
  • S. 3508 (Schatz, Brown), Disaster Protection For Workers’ Credit Act. Support.

Overdraft Fees

  • H.R. 4254 (Rep. Maloney), Overdraft Protection Act of 2019. Support.

Payday Loans

Payments

  • H.R. 2650 (Payne), Payment Choice Act. Support.

Privacy and Data Breaches

  • Coalition letter urging Congress to prioritize civil rights in upcoming privacy legislation, Feb. 13, 2019

Student Loans

  • H.R. (Pressley, Omar), Student Debt Emergency Relief Act. Support.
  • H.R. 5114, the Stop EITC and CTC Seizures Act, led by Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX).
  • H.R. 2991, the Protection of Social Security Benefits Restoration Act, led by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).
  • H.R. 3764 – Justice for Student Borrowers Act (Scanlon). Support.
  • HR 3621 Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act. Support.
  • H.R. 5241 (Krishnamoorthi), Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act. Support.
  • H.R. 3512 and S. 867 (Rep. Lee and Sen. Durbin) Borrower Defense Congressional Review Act repeal.  Support letter.
  • H.R. 2486 and S.1279 (Rep. Adams and Sen.  Jones)- FUTURE Act. Support letter to Senate.
  • S. 1153 (Senators Baldwin, Braun,  Shaheen and Fischer) Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act of 2019. Support.
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