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H.R. 4403 (116th): Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2019

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To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to restrict the debt collection practices of certain debt collectors.

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Sponsor and status

Emanuel Cleaver II

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Sep 19, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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What legislators are saying

Cleaver's Bill to Protect Consumers From Predatory Debt Collection Practices Passes Unanimously Out of Committee
    — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5] (Sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

Financial Services Committee Unanimously Passes Rep. Hill Bill to Protect Arkansans from Predatory Debt Collectors
    — Rep. French Hill [R-AR2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2019

the weekly leader: friday, november 27, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 27, 2020

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History

Sep 19, 2019
 
Introduced

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Sep 26, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Nov 13, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 14, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 27, 2020
 
Text Published

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Dec 15, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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H.R. 4403 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4403. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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