Legislation

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. To contact a member of Congress about a particular bill, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or look up the numbers for the individual offices of the House and Senate. You can find out who your representative is here.

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

115th Congress (2017-18)

(See the Archive page for earlier Congresses.)

Access to Justice

  • Letter opposing arbitration provisions of the CHOICE Act.
  • H.R. 585. Coalition support letter
  • Letter opposing resolution to overturn the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order and its prohibition on forced arbitration of civil rights and labor law claims against federal contractors.
  • H.R. 985 (Goodlatte), Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017. Coalition opposition letter.
  • Letter opposing H.R. 720 (Lamar Smith), Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA), H.R. 725 (Buck), Innocent Party Protection Act, and H.R. 732 (Goodlatte) (Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act). Feb. 1, 2017

Anti-Regulation/Consumer Protection Bills

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • H.R. 10 (Hensarling), Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. NCLC and coalition opposition letters.
  • S. 105 (Fischer) to create CFPB commission (oppose)

Debt Collection

Prepaid Cards

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Legislative Activities Archive