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 Committee 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 letter opposing several deregulatory bills, Oct. 10, 2017
- H.R. 2133 (Luetkemeyer), Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act. Consumer opposition letter.
- Letter Opposing Anti-Regulatory Bills for HSGAC Mark-up; the Regulatory Accountability Act, S. 951, the REINS Act, S. 21,The Midnight Rules Relief Act, S. 34, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, S. 584, the Early Participation in Regulations Act, S. 579, May 16, 2017
- Coalition letter to Senate Banking Committee in response to their economic growth initiative, Apr. 14, 2017
- Letter to President Trump opposing executive order on eliminating 2 regulations for every new regulation, Feb. 28, 2017
- H.R. 1004 (Walberg), Regulatory Integrity Act. Opposition letter.
- H.R. 1009,OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act. Opposition letter.
- H.R. 998, Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2017 (SCRUB Act). Opposition letter.
- Coalition letter opposing use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal public protections.
- H.R. 5 (Goodlatte), Regulatory Accountability Act. NCLC and coalition opposition letters.
- S. 951 (Portman), Regulatory Accountability Act. NCLC statement. AFR coalition opposition letter
- H.R. 21 (Issa), Midnight Rules. NCLC opposition letter.
- H.R. 26 (Collins), Regulation from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act). NCLC opposition letter.
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)
- H.R. 435, 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
- H.R. 435 (Ellison) 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)
- Letter supporting Section 653 of the National Defense Authorization Act
- H.R. 1849 (Trott), Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2017. Consumer opposition letter || Issue Brief: U.S. House Bill Would Allow Lawyers to Abuse Consumers in Debt Collection Lawsuits
- Letter opposing amendment to HUD appropriations bill that would restrict lending for fair lending enforcement, Sept. 6, 2017
- 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.
- Letter expressing concerns regarding FHA energy efficency provisions in S. 146
- H.R. 916, Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act prohibiting guarantee fee offsets (support)
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.
- S. Res. 19, H.J. Res. 62 & 73 blocking CFPB prepaid card rule. Coalition opposition letter.