WASHINGTON, DC – This has been a better week for American consumers. Congress passed a new round of Covid relief with additional direct payments to most American consumers and extended unemployment benefits. Weekly jobless claims are still unacceptably high, but they were at a four-month low this week. And the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protections and Financial Institutions held a hearing Thursday focusing on several pieces of legislation that would help consumers navigate the complex credit reporting system and protect them from the abusive practices of debt collectors. The AACCP is proud to represent the only consumer advocates in the credit reporting system and we look forward to building on this positive momentum for America’s consumers. Help is on the way.