Comment Letters

July 29, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB, COVID-19

NACA sends letter to House Financial Services Committee in anticipation of a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report.

July 28, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB, Congress, COVID-19

In anticipation of the Senate Banking Committee's hearing on CFPB's Semi-Annual Report, NACA inks letter to the committee: "the CFPB’s lackluster performance over the past year, particularly in light of the extraordinary health and economic crisis this country now faces, puts the U.S. financial marketplace and the millions of consumers who participate in it at risk."

July 16, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Access to justice, civil justice, COVID-19

NACA joined a letter to congressional leaders urging them to oppose H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act, which would grant health care services and entities, including nursing homes, immunity from lawsuits. 

June 18, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: COVID-19

NACA and 25 other public interest groups sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging stronger guidelines for collecting and disseminating data related to the federal government's COVID-19 response

June 18, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: COVID-19

NACA joined 25 other public interest groups on a letter to Congressional leaders urging stronger guidelines for collecting and disseminating data related to the federal government's COVID-19 response.

June 5, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: legal aid, legal services, LSC

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) sent a letter to the Legal Services Corporation to advocate for the continued maintenance of LSC’s critical function in our society. LSC deserves significantly more funding than it currently receives. With 58 million Americans eligible for free civil legal assistance, LSC’s current funding is insufficient to support this tremendous responsibility. Moreover, the ongoing health and economic fallout stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately impacts low-income Americans, demands a funding increase of hundreds of millions of dollars. As such, NACA will continue to back the Board’s efforts to push for considerably more funding for your FY 2022 budget request to support the important work of the country’s independent legal aid organizations.

June 1, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

In response to a Request for Information (RFI) by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its newly formed Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law, NACA submitted these comments urging the Bureau to suspend the taskforce's activities. The sudden creation of the taskforce, its member makeup, the poor timing of the RFI, and more indicate that the taskforce is unneccessary and may be harmful to the CFPB's statutory mission.

June 1, 2020 | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

NACA joined 26 other consumer, community, and civil rights groups on a comment responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Request for Information on its newly formed Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law. The taksforce's ideological makeup and the Bureau's repeated disregard of pro-consumer groups' views on many of the issues the taskforce is charged with overseeing call the taskforce's legitimacy into question.

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