Legislation

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.

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

  • Coalition letter to Senate Judiciary Committe​e​ ​opposing weakening​​ ​the legal rights of individuals and small businesses​, Nov. 7, 2017​
  • Letter opposing arbitration provisions of the CHOICE Act.
  • H.R. 585 (Ellison), Investor Choice Act of 2017.. 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)

Credit Reporting

  • H.R. 435 (Ellison): Credit Access and Inclusion Act. Consumer opposition letter.
  • HR 3755: Comprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 2017 (Waters). Consumer support letter
  • S.1786: Stopping Errors in Consumer Use and Reporting (SECURE) Act of 2017 (Schatz) Support
  • S. 1816 (Warren): Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act (support)
  • S. 1810 (Wyden): Free Credit Freeze Act (support)
  • S. 1819: The Equal Employment for All Act (Warren). Consumer support letter.
  • H.R. 2359: FCRA Liability Harmonization Act (Loudermilk) (eliminating FCRA punitive damages and capping class action statutory damages to $500,000)(letter of opposition)
  • Credit Services Protection Act of 2017 (Royce) (oppose) Letter and Testimony
  • S. 744 (Donnelly) and H.R.2683 (Delaney) Protecting Veterans Credit Act of 2017 (support)

Debt Collection

Fair Lending

  • Letter opposing amendment to HUD appropriations bill that would restrict lending for fair lending enforcement, Sept. 6, 2017

Fraud

  • H.R. 2706 (Luetkemeyer), Financial Institution Consumer Protection Act of 2017. Consumer opposition letter.
  • Letter opposing Moolenaar amendment to FY18 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill restricting FTC's authority over pyramid schemes.

Housing

Payday and Installment Lending

  • H.R. 3760 (Cartwright, Cohen) / S 1659 (Durbin, Merkley) Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, Coalition support letter
  • H.R. 3299 (McHenry)/S. 1642 (Warner), Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017. Consumer opposition letter.

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Legislative Activities Archive