H.R.2309 - Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act

To provide authority to the Federal Trade Commission to expedite rulemakings concerning consumer credit or debt and to direct the Commission to examine and promulgate rules with regard to debt settlement and automobile sales, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide authority to the Federal Trade Commission to expedite rulemakings concerning consumer credit or debt and to direct the Commission to examine and promulgate rules with regard to debt settlement and automobile sales, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act - Amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) authority to expedite rulemakings concerning consumer credit or debt. Directs the FTC to examine the practices of providers of debt settlement services and prescribe

Official Summary

Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act - Amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) authority to expedite rulemakings concerning consumer credit or debt. Directs the FTC to examine the practices of providers of debt settlement services and prescribe rules necessary to prevent unfair and deceptive acts or practices by such providers. Directs the FTC to examine the practices of automobile dealers with respect to credit and lending and prescribe rules necessary to prevent unfair and deceptive dealer acts or practices. Gives the FTC authority to commence a civil action to recover a civil penalty in a U.S. district court against any person, partnership, or corporation which engages in any unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with consumer credit or debt with actual knowledge or knowledge fairly implied on the basis of objective circumstances that such act is unfair or deceptive. Authorizes enforcement of this Act by state attorneys general.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2309

  • Center for Responsible Lending
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • National Consumer Law Center

Organizations Opposing H.R.2309

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform




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