Debt Collection

U.S. House Committee to Consider Crucial Debt Collection Reforms

Release Date: 
April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

For Immediate Release:

U.S. House Committee to Consider Crucial Debt Collection Reforms

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services will hold a markup of the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act, H.R. 2547, a package of bills aimed at improving consumer protections against abusive debt collection practices.

NACA joined consumer groups in a letter to the Committee.

Consumer Groups Urge House Committee to Pass Debt Collection Reform Bill

Publish Date: 
April 16, 2021
Type: 
legislative

NACA joined other national consumer groups on a letter to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee in support of H.R. 2547, the "Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act." The bill would enact crucial debt collection reforms including adjusting FDCPA statutory damages for inflation.

NACA in the News: Could your $1,400 stimulus check be intercepted?

Release Date: 
March 12, 2021

World Tribune, Could your $1,400 stimulus check be intercepted?

"The payments could be taken to settle outstanding debts, the National Association of Consumer Advocates said.

“'These stimulus payments are intended to help families stay above water, to help them pay for food and other necessities,' said Christine Hines, the association’s legislative director. 'Not for obscure and sometimes disputed debt.'"

NACA in the News: A new California law is kicking in that will help keep debt collectors at bay

Release Date: 
September 1, 2020

LA Times, A new California law is kicking in that will help keep debt collectors at bay.

"Christine Hines, legislative director for the National Assn. of Consumer Advocates, predicted at the time that 'debt collection will only intensify in the coming months.'"

NACA Joins 103 Public Interest Groups on Letter to Congress in Support of Debt Collection Protections in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Publish Date: 
June 23, 2020
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 103 other small business, nonprofit, consumer, community, human rights, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to adopt debt collection protection provisions from HEROES Act in the next COVID-19 recovery package. The provisions are necessary to give consumers, small businesses, and non-profits a path towards financial recovery.

NACA in the News: Debt collectors see golden opportunity with all of us stuck at home

Release Date: 
June 8, 2020

LA Times, Debt collectors see golden opportunity with all of us stuck at home

"Christine Hines, legislative director for the National Assn. of Consumer Advocates, said she believes 'debt collection will only intensify in the coming months' as millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet amid job losses and pay cuts."

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