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HR 953: Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

Sponsor: Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. (D-GA) on Feb 11, 2021

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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.


HR 773: Medical Debt Relief Act of 2021 (House)

Sponsor: Katie Porter on Feb 3, 2021

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To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…


S 214: Medical Debt Relief Act of 2021

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Feb 3, 2021

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This bill modifies requirements related to the reporting of medical debt. Specifically, a consumer reporting agency is prohibited from adding medical debt information to a consumer credit report if the debt was fully paid or settled, or is less than a year old. Additionally, a debt collector must notify the…