The hearing was held by the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Financial Services and Consumer Credit. The ACA has a report here. Nine bills were under discussion. Excerpt:
“Just to give everyone an idea, H.R. 864, the Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act, was a bipartisan effort on behalf of myself, [U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Texas and French Hill, R-Ark.] to make sure that the federal government uses the same practices that the private [debt collection] sector uses,” [Representative Mia] Love said.
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H.R. 864 would amend the FDCPA, including classifying debt buyers as “debt collectors” and subjecting debt collectors for federal agencies to FDCPA requirements.