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.

  • Comment to the Federal Reserve on Notice by Capital One to Acquire ING Bank
    Published: Sep 20 2011      Issue: Overdraft Loans

    The Center for Responsible Lending commented on Capital One's proposed acquisistion of ING Bank at a public meeting held by Federal Reserve on September 20, 2011.

  • Testimony: Michael Calhoun testifies on overdraft before the Senate
    Published: Nov 19 2009      Issue: Overdraft Loans

    Center for Responsible Lending president Michael Calhoun testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on November 17, 2009, calling on support for reforming overdraft bank fees. Debit card...

  • The Overdraft Protection Act of 2009
    Published: Oct 29 2009      Issue: Overdraft Loans

    Eric Halperin, director of CRL's DC office, submitted testimony to the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House on H.R. 3904, the Overdraft Protection Act of 2009. He called the Act a crucial...

  • Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation
    Published: Jun 24 2009      Issue: Auto Financing, Car Title Loans, CFPB, Credit Cards, Mortgage Lending, Overdraft Loans, Payday Loans, Refund Anticipation Loans

    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...

  • Testimony of Kathleen Keest In Regards To HR 2309
    Published: May 12 2009      Issue: Auto Financing, Credit Cards, Financial Literacy, Overdraft Loans, Payday Loans

    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...

  • Testimony--Overdraft Protection: Fair Practices for Consumers
    Published: Jul 11 2007      Issue: Overdraft Loans

    Testimony of Eric Halperin Before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.