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Lesser Urges Passage Of Bill Prohibiting Fee For Seeking Credit Security After Breach

April 30, 2018

Rep. Matt Lesser, Attorney General George Jepsen, Senate Leaders Martin Looney and Bob Duff, and a contingent of AARP advocates urged passage of a bill prohibiting the state’s credit rating agencies from charging fees for consumers seeking to place, temporarily lift or remove credit security freezes.

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NY Times Editorial Denounces DeVos Policy Exempting Student Loan Service Companies

March 19, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ policy claim that the federal government can pre-empt Connecticut laws that rein in student loan servicing companies is “legally baseless” as this New York Times editorial points out. A student loan servicing company that now believes it does not have to treat borrowers fairly because DeVos simply says so is going to be very disappointed, Representative Matthew Lesser says.

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Lesser Leading National Fight In Crackdown Of Companies Collecting Student Loans

March 2, 2018

Amid reports Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to undermine state laws regulating companies that collect student loans, Rep. Matthew Lesser is at the forefront of efforts across the country to stop her. Read this MarketWatch.com news story. Leading the passage of Connecticut's law, Representative Lesser kicked off a movement to regulate students loans.

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Protecting Against Student-Debt Abuses

October 2, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Matthew Lesser, the House chair of the legislature's Banking Committee, Connecticut is at the forefront of states that have taken action to protect people from student-loan servicing companies that have taken advantage of indebted students.

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