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Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Enhanced Consumer Protections from Predatory Debt Collections

Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement on his vote to pass H.R. 2547, the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act, legislation to establish new protections for small businesses, servicemembers, students and other consumers against mistreatment and harassment by debt collectors:

"The American people deserve action from Congress, now, to address the significant gaps in consumer protections from both predatory debt collection practices and the debt buyers seeking to cash in on this crisis,” said Congressman David Scott. “I am pleased to support the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act to help level the playing field for borrowers and ensure Americans in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District and across the country are treated with dignity and respect.”

A fact sheet on the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act is attached.