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Virtual Hearing - Slipping Through the Cracks: Policy Options to Help America’s Consumer During the Pandemic

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  • H.R. ____, the “Relief for Consumers During COVID-19 Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Relief for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Disaster Protection for Workers' Credit Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Emergency Relief for Student Borrowers Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Act.”
  • H.R. 618, the “Promoting Access to Credit for Homebuyers Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Financial Compensation for CFPB Whistleblowers Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Senior Investor Pandemic and Fraud Protection Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Fair Debt Collection for Servicemembers Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Small Business Lending Fairness Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Non-Judicial Foreclosure Debt Collection Clarification Act.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Private Loan Disability Discharge Act of 2021.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Ending Debt Collection Harassment Act of 2021.”
  • H.R. ____, the “Consumer Protection for Medical Debt Collections Act.”
  • H.J. Res. _____, Resolution of Disapproval on the OCC’s National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders Final Rule.

Witness List

  • Ashley Harrington, Federal Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)
  • Robert E. James, II, President, Carver Development CDE, and Chairman, National Bankers Association
  • Carla Sanchez-Adams, Attorney, Team Manager of Survivor-Centered Economic Advocacy Team, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • Valarie Shultz-Wilson, Managing Partner, Shultz&Co Non-Profit Management Consultants
  • Joel Griffith, Research Fellow, Financial Regulations, The Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Hearing Video

Webcast of the Hearing


  • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."
  • H.R. 6790, The "Business Borrowers Protection Act."
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