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Welcome to Consumer Action's Take Action Center. Consumer Action offers e-advocacy tools to help you make your voice and opinions heard. The free service allows you to play active role in the political process by finding contact information for your federal and state elected officials, writing to Congress, sending letters to the editor, responding to key legislation and more. If you like our Take Action Center, consider supporting our work.

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The Economy & Taxes

Includes the economy, regulation of markets, government budget issues and income taxes.

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National Legislation

HR 1116: TAILOR Act of 2017

Sponsor: Scott Tipton [R-CO] on 2017-02-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1116

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This terrible legislation would force consumer and financial regulators to prioritize costs to Wall Street over benefits to the public before taking any action to control financial abuses. It would also empower financial institutions to overturn current and future consumer protections in court.

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National Legislation

HR 2901 (S 797): Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL); Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on 6/15/2017
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2901

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Directs the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to establish a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program to provide matching funds for the development, expansion, or continuation of tax preparation programs to assist low-income taxpayers and members of underserved populations.

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National Legislation

HR 10: Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

Sponsor: Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5] on 2017-04-26
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr10

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This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, among other Acts, and would eviscerate these safeguards, putting the U.S. economy and taxpayers in the same perilous position as prior to the 2008 financial crisis.