H.R. 5988 (110th): Fair and Justifiable Credit Card Interest Rate Act of 2008


May 7, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Maurice Hinchey

Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 7, 2008
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Truth in Lending Act to impose a cap on the rate of interest that may be charged on consumer credit card accounts, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/7/2008--Introduced.Fair and Justifiable Credit Card Interest Rate Act of 2008 - Amends the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit the annual percentage rate applicable to any extension of credit on ... Read more >

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May 7, 2008

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