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HR 4395: The Payment Choice Act

Sponsor: Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) on Jul 9, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr4395

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To prohibit retail businesses from refusing cash payments, and for other purposes.

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S 2072: The UNSUBSCRIBE Act of 2021

Sponsor: Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Thune (R-SD), Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) on June 16, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s2072

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Customers who have signed up for a free trial of online services or publications would be notified when the free period is ending, and reminded that they must opt out to avoid being billed for a full-price subscription.

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S 1260: COOL (country-of-origin labeling) Online Act

Sponsor: Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on April 20, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1260

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The COOL Act, a standalone bill introduced in 2020, is part of the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. This provision would ensure that consumers can learn where the products they purchase online are manufactured.

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S 1896: Algorithmic Justice and Online Transparency Act

Sponsor: Ed Markey (D-MA) on May 27, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1896

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he bill prohibits discrimination based on protected classes for algorithmic processes on online platforms, requires online platform companies to create and maintain documentation about their algorithms for review by the FTC, and sets out a standard for what safe and effective algorithmic processes would be.

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S 1720: Postal Service Reform Act

Sponsor: Gary Peters (D-MI) on May 19, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1720

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A bill to provide stability to and enhance the services of the United States Postal Service, and for other purposes.

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HR 166: Fair Lending for All Act

Sponsor: Al Green (D-TX) on May 12, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr166

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To establish an Office of Fair Lending Testing to test for compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, to strengthen the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and to provide for criminal penalties for violating such Act, and for other purposes.

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HR 3076: Postal Service Reform Act (House)

Sponsor: Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on May 11, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr3076

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This bill addresses the finances and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The bill repeals the requirement that the USPS annually prepay future retirement health benefits.

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HR 3009: Improving Language Access in Mortgage Servicing Act

Sponsor: Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) on May 7, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr3009

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To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to establish language access requirements for creditors and servicers, and for other purposes.

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HR 2954: Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021

Sponsor: Richard Neal (D-MA) on May 4, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr2954

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To increase retirement savings, simplify and clarify retirement plan rules, and for other purposes.

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S 1368: American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021 (Senate)

Sponsor: Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Apr 26, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s1368

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A bill to make housing more affordable, and for other purposes.

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HR 2547: Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Sponsor: Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Apr 15, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr2547

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To expand and enhance consumer, student, servicemember, and small business protections with respect to debt collection practices, and for other purposes.

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S 505: (Senate) Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

Sponsor: Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Mar 1, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s505

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. (Link to support letter.)

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S 355: COVID–19 Medical Debt Collection Relief Act

Sponsor: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) on Feb 22, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s355

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A bill to provide immediate relief for patients from certain medical debt collection efforts during and immediately after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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HR 1023: Justice for Student Borrowers Act

Sponsor: Mary Scanlon (D-PA) on Feb 11, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr1023

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of a dispute relating to a private education loan.

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HR 953: Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

Sponsor: Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D-GA) on Feb 11, 2021
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr963

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This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.