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H.R. 4403: 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: Nov 27, 2020
Sep 19, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Nov 14, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 14, 2019.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Nov 27, 2020 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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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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Sep 19, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 26, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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

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

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 27, 2020
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 27, 2020
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H.R. 4403 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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