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H.R. 2547: Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

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To expand and enhance consumer, student, servicemember, and small business protections with respect to debt collection practices, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Maxine Waters

Sponsor. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Length: 47 pages
Introduced
Apr 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 13, 2021

This bill passed in the House on May 13, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Cosponsors

7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)

Prognosis
92% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 2547 – Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (May 11, 2021)

What legislators are saying

House Committee Passes Velazquez Measure to End Predatory \"Confessions of Judgement\" Small Business Practice
    — Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2021

Rep. Meeks Announces the Passage of the Debt Collection Harmonization Act
    — Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5] (Co-sponsor) on May 13, 2021

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Enhanced Consumer Protections from Predatory Debt Collections
    — Rep. David Scott [D-GA13] on May 13, 2021

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History

Apr 15, 2021
 
Introduced

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Apr 20, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Apr 21, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 30, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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May 4, 2021
 
Text Published

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May 13, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2547 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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