H. R. 4395
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 19, 2019
Ms. Stevens (for herself and Ms. Mucarsel-Powell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the removal of the record of default from credit history upon obtaining a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan that discharges the defaulted loan.
This Act may be cited as the
Clean Slate through Consolidation Act.
Removal of record of default from credit history upon loan consolidation
Section 455(g) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(g)) is amended—
A borrower and inserting the following:
by adding at the end the following:
Consumer reporting agencies
Upon obtaining a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan that discharges the liability on a defaulted loan made, insured, or guaranteed under this title, the Secretary, guaranty agency, or other holder of the loan shall request any consumer reporting agency to which the Secretary, guaranty agency or holder, as applicable, reported the default of the loan, to remove the record of the default from the borrower’s credit history.