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Higher Education & Student Loans
Includes higher education, student loans, vocational schools and the regulation of for-profit colleges.
Sponsor: Rob Portman [R-OH] on 2017-03-14
This bill would create unecessary bureaucratic hoops for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), thwarting its attemps to do its job and protect consumers. Specifically, the bill would create a dedicated, Senate-confirmed inspector general to oversee the Bureau.
Sponsor: Richard Blumenthal [D-CTnull] on 2017-03-15
"The Mandatory Arbitration Transparency Act" would invalidate and prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require the parties to the arbitration to keep matters surrounding the arbitration process confidential, forcing plaintiffs into secret proceedings hidden from other potential victims and from the public.
Sponsor: Richard Durbin [D-ILnull] on 2017-03-07
The CLASS Act would prohibit an institution of higher education from receiving Title IV federal student aid funding if the school’s enrollment agreement requires mandatory arbitration or otherwise restricts students’ ability to pursue claims against the school in court.
Sponsor: Patrick Leahy [D-VTnull] on 2017-03-07
The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act would ensure that mandatory arbitration clauses cannot be interpreted to preempt civil rights claims or other statutory causes of actions.
Sponsor: Alan Franken [D-MNnull] on 2017-01-20
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 would prohibit the use of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust cases.
Sponsor: Chris Coons [D-DEnull] on 2017-02-16
The Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act has gained bipartisan support and would exempt from income tax federal and private student loans that are canceled due to the death of the student or the total and permanent disability of the borrower.
Date: Thu, January 19, 2017
Without your help, the new Congress and administration are set to literally destroy the only federal financial agency created to stave off another recession and protect your rights in the marketplace: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Date: Tue, January 03, 2017
Elected officials with big ties to the financial industry are determined to de-fund and “defang” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by stripping its independence and slashing its budget. Tell Congress to oppose any legislation that tries to weaken or defund the CFPB.