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Give consumers a fighting chance to pay off their debts!

Date: Thu, December 05, 2019

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The Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act would extend the military’s 36% rate cap on consumer loans to all consumers. Join Consumer Action in support of the bill.

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National Legislation

HR 5066: Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act of 2019

Sponsor: Barbara Lee (D-CA) on 2019-11-13
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr5066

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Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act of 2019 This bill requires an increase in the corporate income tax rate based upon the ratio of compensation paid to the corporation's highest paid employee to median worker compensation. The pay ratios range from greater than 50 to 1 (0.5% increase) to greater than…

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National Legislation

S 2849: Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act of 2019

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders [I-VT] on 2019-11-13
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s2849

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a corporate tax rate increase on companies whose ratio of compensation of the CEO or other highest paid employee to median worker compensation is more than 50 to 1, and for other purposes.

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S 2155: Stop Wall Street Looting Act

Sponsor: Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] on 2019-07-17
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s2155

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A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring private funds to publicly disclose certain information, and for other purposes.

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Tell Congress: It’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share!

Date: Fri, November 01, 2019

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Let’s urge lawmakers to pass a tiny tax on wealthy stock traders who buy and sell millions of shares in an instant, rake in the profits and pay no tax on those trades. If they paid just a fraction of 1% of traded dollars in taxes—around 10 cents on every $100—imagine how many critical programs could be funded for working families. If you agree, please join other Americans who say it’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share of taxes.
 

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Crack down on unfair bank overdraft fees

Date: Mon, September 30, 2019

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Overdraft fees currently cost consumers an egregious $15 billion per year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Overdraft Protection Act of 2019 (HR 4254) aims to crack down on unfair bank overdraft fees.

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National Legislation

S 1389: Loan Shark Prevention Act

Sponsor: Bernie Sanders [D-VT] on 2019-05-19
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1389

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This bill would protect consumers burdened with exorbitant interest rates on credit cards, payday and other loans by imposing a 15% federal cap.

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National Legislation

S 1826: DO NOT Call Act

Sponsor: Catherine Cortez Masto [D-NV] on 2019-06-13
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1826

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This legislation would strengthen the penalties for telemarketers, scammers and others who violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1993 (TCPA). Initiating a robocall without the consent of the individual being called is outlawed under the TCPA.

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National Legislation

HR 2683: Unsubscribe Act of 2019

Sponsor: Mark Takano [D-CA] on 2019-05-10
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr2683

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The Unsubscribe Act would protect consumers from misleading online marketing that traps them in costly automatic monthly shipments known as a negative-option offers. This bill would force companies to get consumers' explicit permission before charging them.

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National Legislation

HR 1500: Consumers First Act

Sponsor: Maxine Waters [D-CA] on 2019-03-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1500

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This bill would ensure that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is able to fulfill its statutory mission to put consumers first, by restoring and protecting its supervisory and enforcement powers.