Hearing Announcement: Consumer Protection and The Credit Crisis

February 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces a full committee hearing on Consumer Protection and the Credit Crisis and enforcement against fraudulent credit repair schemes under the Credit Repair Organization Act (CROA).
The Committee will examine consumer protection in credit counseling, debt management, and foreclosure rescue programs and fraud. The Committee will also examine oversight of the federal authorities, protecting distressed consumers from mortgage fraud scams, and steering families away from these fraudulent schemes toward a path of financial stability. 
Consumer Protection and the Credit Crisis
Full Committee
Date:  Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Location:  Room 253, Russell Senate Office Building
Witness List:

Panel I

  • Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, Federal Trade Commission   

Panel II

  • Mrs. Nancy Dix, Consumer
  • Mr. Bill Himpler, Executive Vice President, American Financial Services Association
  • Mr. Travis Plunkett, Legislative Director, Consumer Federation of America
  • Mr. Prentiss Cox, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School


*Not necessarily in the order of appearance