Support Passage of H.R. 4550:The Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018

I am writing to ask your support for my amendment to H.R. 4550 (the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act), a bill that Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) and I have jointly sponsored. The bill will soon come before the Committee for markup.  Our goal
is to restore traditional state court regulation and oversight of the legal profession by amending the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to exclude law firms and licensed attorneys
only while engaged in litigation activities from the definition of a “debt collector.” The amendment preserves liability for attorneys and firms who engage in debt collection in a prohibited manner pre-litigation.  It would also amend the Consumer
Financial Protection Act of 2010 to further clarify that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shall no longer exercise supervisory or enforcement authority with respect to creditor attorneys when they are engaged in litigation activities. This is
a very narrowly tailored exception meant to keep the Federal Government out of a position of oversight for the practice of law, and courtroom conduct.

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Support Passage of H.R. 4550:The Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018

I am writing to ask your support for my amendment to H.R. 4550 (the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act), a bill that Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) and I have jointly sponsored. The bill will soon come before the Committee for markup.  Our goal
is to restore traditional state court regulation and oversight of the legal profession by amending the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to exclude law firms and licensed attorneys
only while engaged in litigation activities from the definition of a “debt collector.” The amendment preserves liability for attorneys and firms who engage in debt collection in a prohibited manner pre-litigation.  It would also amend the Consumer
Financial Protection Act of 2010 to further clarify that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shall no longer exercise supervisory or enforcement authority with respect to creditor attorneys when they are engaged in litigation activities. This is
a very narrowly tailored exception meant to keep the Federal Government out of a position of oversight for the practice of law, and courtroom conduct.

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Co-Sponsor HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act

We invite you to Co-Sponsor
HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act, to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan, thus making
it easier for veterans to get access to loans for small business purposes from a credit union. HR 3866
is identical to last year’s HR 1133, which garnered nineteen co-sponsors.

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Co-Sponsor HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act

We invite you to Co-Sponsor
HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act, to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan, thus making
it easier for veterans to get access to loans for small business purposes from a credit union. HR 3866
is identical to last year’s HR 1133, which garnered nineteen co-sponsors.

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Co-Sponsor HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act

We invite you to Co-Sponsor
HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act, to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan, thus making
it easier for veterans to get access to loans for small business purposes from a credit union. HR 3866
is identical to last year’s HR 1133, which garnered nineteen co-sponsors.

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H.R. 3866 – Veterans Member Business Loans

We invite you to co-sponsor
HR 3866 the Veterans Member Business Loan Act, which would amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan, thus
making it easier for veterans to get access to loans for small business purposes from a credit union. HR 3866
is identical to last year’s HR 1133, which garnered nineteen co-sponsors.

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Consider the Unintended Consequences of Enacting NICA

It has come to my attention that H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017, has been placed on the suspension calendar for today, Tuesday, October 3. Today I call on you to vote “NO” on this legislation
when it comes up for a vote. A “YES” vote on this bill would represent punitive action against our neighbor and partner to the South, Nicaragua, a nation that works with us every day to combat drug trafficking, limit irregular migration, and make our region
and our world safer.

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