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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.


March 19, 2018 | By Jacob Passy & Maria Lamagna | MarketWatch
But opponents of the rollback say it will hurt consumers and increase risk, given that those banks won’t have as much oversight. “There is no doubt that if passed into law, this bill would...
March 9, 2018 | By Annie Lowrey | The Atlantic
“The only way to enforce fair-lending laws is to have an accurate picture of what the market looks like,” said Scott Astrada, the director of federal advocacy for the Center for Responsible Lending.
March 8, 2018 | By James Dennin | Mic
Though lawmakers are still hammering out details, and the Senate’s banking reform bill would need to be reconciled with one from the House of Representatives, there’s been a common theme, said Scott...
February 14, 2018 | By Brian Murphy | The News & Observer
“This actually has happened in North Carolina before. We know it is possible. We know that payday lenders will try to evade our very strong state interest rate cap exactly because this happened...