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National Legislation

S 2685: Consumer Credit Control Act of 2019

Sponsor: Jack Reed (D-RI) on 2019-10-23
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s2685

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This bill would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to give consumers control over when and how their consumer reports are shared by credit bureaus.

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National Legislation

S 1895: Lower Health Care Costs Act (Section 205)

Sponsor: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on 2019-06-19
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1895

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While this legislation would encourage production of less expensive generic medications, as well as transparency in the prescription supply chain, we oppose section 205 of the bill because it would restrict access to air medical services (which is particularly concerning for patients in rural areas during medical emergencies).

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National Legislation

S 1002: Affordable Loans for Any Student Act

Sponsor: Ed Merkely (D-OR) on 2019-04-03
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1002

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This comprehensive legislation would ensure affordable and simple income-based repayment plans for federal student loan borrowers.

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National Legislation

S 1414: The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019

Sponsor: Richard Durbin (D-IL) on 2019-05-09
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1414

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Unlike gambling, credit card and mortgage debt, student loan debt cannot be discharged by filing for bankruptcy. This legislation would eliminate the section of the bankruptcy code that makes private and federal student loans nondischargeable.

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National Legislation

S 608: Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act

Sponsor: Richard Durbin (D-IL) on 2019-02-28
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s608

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The CLASS Act would protect students’ rights to hold for-profit colleges accountable in court for defrauding them, by prohibiting any school that receives government (Title IV) student aid funding from forcing students into arbitration (or taking away their right to pursue a class action lawsuit).

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Help restore paper Social Security earnings statements

Date: Thu, December 19, 2019

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The bipartisan Know Your Social Security Act (HR 5306 in the House and S 2989 in the Senate) would reinstate the mailing of the annual statements to all workers age 25 and older until they choose to establish an online my Social Security account.

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National Action

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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National Legislation

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.