This ex parte Notice relates to a telephone meeting between staff members of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), Jonathan Thessin of the American Bankers Association (ABA), Margot Saunders of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), and Maureen Mahoney of Consumer
The primary purpose of this meeting was to urge the FCC to act expeditiously on the requests made
in the petition and in NCLC’s filing, such as through the immediate issuance of an interim declaratory ruling. Both the financial trade associations and the consumer representatives agree regarding the importance of some of the calls specified in the ABA’s petition, given the emergency conditions present during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the value of these calls will diminish if the FCC does not provide relief until after the comment period ends.