On October 6, the full House passed the Child Support Assistance Act (H.R. 2091) by voice vote. Sponsored by Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), the NCSEA-supported measure strikes a provision under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which requires child support agencies to provide a 10-day notice to the obligor via certified or registered mail that a consumer report will be requested from a consumer reporting agency to confirm the location and income of that individual. Click here to read the action on the measure in the Congressional Record. The House report on the bill may be found here.
In September, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced an identical measure (S. 2077) which was referred to the Senate Banking Committee. NCSEA is visiting Senate staff urging support for the measure.