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Press Release: NCLC and NACBA Laud CFPB for Stopping Illegal Practices by Student Loan Servicers and U.S. Dept. of Education Debt Collectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016
Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 617.542.8010
NACBA: Maureen Thompson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 703-276-3251

National Consumer Law Center and NACBA Laud CFPB for Stopping Illegal Practices by Student Loan Servicers and U.S. Dept. of Education Debt Collectors


(BOSTON) Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)for taking action against debt collectors and servicers who took advantage of student loan borrowers by making illegal garnishment threats and using illegal automatic default provisions in loan contracts.
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FCC’s Lifeline Proposal Would Bring Affordable Broadband Internet to Low-Income Households

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016   ||   Contacts: Jan Kruse, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 617-542-8010 or Olivia Wein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-452-6252

(WASHINGTON) Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn have announced a Lifeline proposal for consideration by the Commission at its March 31, 2016 meeting. The proposal provides a thoughtful framework for modernizing the federal low-income telecommunications discount program to include affordable broadband Internet service. “Access to the Internet is a necessity, not a luxury, and low-income households need affordable, quality 21st century communications,” said National Consumer Law Center attorney Olivia Wein.
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Unprecedented Consumer, Environmental Coalition Calls on Top Energy Regulator to Create Office to Protect Consumers

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2016 || Contacts:  Public Citizen: Tyson Slocum, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (202) 454-5191, Don Owens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (202) 588-7767
National Consumer Law Center: Charlie Harak (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jan Kruse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), (617) 542-8010

More Than 30 National, Regional and State Groups Petition FERC to Create an Office of Public Participation as Instructed By Congress
(WASHINGTON, D.C) – A diverse coalition of consumer, environmental and low-income organizations petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today demanding the energy regulator create a level playing field for utility ratepayers by creating and funding an Office of Public Participation as Congress directed 38 years ago.
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