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Scott Astrada

Federal Advocacy Director

Scott B. Astrada is the Director of Federal Advocacy. Located in the Washington D.C. office, Scott directs and coordinates federal legislative and regulatory advocacy in coordination with CRL senior leadership to advance CRL policy goals. Prior to his role at CRL, Scott worked as an economic policy advisor for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center under former Minority Leader Harry Reid and previous Chairman Chuck Schumer. Prior to the Senate, Scott was an attorney in the Obama Administration at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Office of General Counsel. Before joining OMB, Scott was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow, completing his fellowship on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, and then at the National Council of La Raza.

Scott received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his JD and MBA from Marquette University, and his LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center. In his free time Scott enjoys golf, tango, traveling, and finding new places to eat.

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July 19, 2018 | By Andy Rosen | Boston Globe
“When you’re dealing with primary residences, that’s a situation that could have potential lifetime repercussions,” said Scott B. Astrada, director of federal advocacy for the Center for Responsible...
July 13, 2018 | By Jeff Bater | Bloomberg
Banks and credit card companies “have been able to comply with the legislation and provide just as much access to products as before,” Scott B. Astrada, director of federal advocacy for the Center...
June 29, 2018 | By Scott Astrada | Center for Responsible Lending
Regardless of whether Otting has personally experienced discrimination, his position requires that he effectively enforce fair-lending laws, including the Community Reinvestment Act — a law that was...
June 28, 2018 | By Charlene Crowell | Center for Responsible Lending
“The CRA has done important work to drive financial equity and ensure banks serve all communities where they have a financial footprint,” noted Scott Astrada, Federal Advocacy Director with the...