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)

Credit Reporting

  • 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
  • H.R. 534 Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2017 (letter of opposition to 2016 version
  • 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


  • Letter opposing Moolenaar amendment to FY18 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill restricting FTC's authority over pyramid schemes.


Payday and Installment Lending

Prepaid Cards


Legislative Activities Archive