CRL's staff includes attorneys, researchers, and policy analysts in North Carolina, Washington DC, and California who study and report on predatory lending matters and monitor legislative and regulatory activity in state capitols and in the US Congress. CRL is frequently asked to testify on lending issues before Congress, federal regulators, state legislatures or other government entities. Below is a list of links to our written testimonies.
- Are prepaid credit cards helping or hurting consumers?
May 25, 2012
Martin Eakes remarks on prepaid cards before a CFPB field hearing.
- Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation
June 24, 2009
Kathleen Keest, Senior Policy Counsel at CRL, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on CRL's support for a strong, state-of-the-art consumer protection agency for financial products -- provided that the agency is independent of the companies it regulates, and fully transparent and accountable to the public.
- H.R. 2309, the Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act
May 12, 2009
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2309, the Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act.
- Testimony of Kathleen Keest In Regards To HR 2309
May 12, 2009
Testimony of Kathleen E. Keest on behalf of the Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, and the National Consumer Law Center before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Committee on Energy and Commerce in regards to H.R. 2309: The Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act.
- Improving Credit Card Consumer Protection: Recent Industry and Regulatory Initiatives
June 7, 2007
Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services