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Consumer Protection

As a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, I learned firsthand how strong consumer protection laws keep Americans financially secure and level the playing field for businesses. A thriving marketplace without deceptive practices is also essential to our economic recovery because it will help to restore consumer confidence. I have taken on predatory lending and other unscrupulous practices, and I have worked to prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of seniors.  Recently I introduced the SAFE (Stop Abuse and Fraud in Electronic) Lending Act, a companion bill to legislation Senator Merkley introduced in the Senate, to protect consumers from abusive online payday lending practices.
 
As a member of the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus, I am working to promote more personal financial education. With more education and understanding about personal finance and economics, consumers will be more knowledgeable in the marketplace and less likely to fall victim to scams. 
 
 
 

 

More on Consumer Protection

May 13, 2021 Press Release
I’ve done financial counseling for low-income clients at Legal Aid, and learned firsthand that people don’t struggle by choice.
April 8, 2021 In The News

“It is unacceptable that predatory debt collectors have been able to take advantage of this program, diverting funding away from small businesses that desperately need help during this economic crisis,” said Bonamici, who was once employed as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.

April 1, 2021 Press Release
The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to provide a lifeline to the many small business owners who are trying hard to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic.
March 15, 2021 Press Release
Predatory debt collection is a pervasive problem that threatens consumers, their livelihoods, and their well-being.
March 12, 2021 Press Release
The pandemic has hit our senior population especially hard, jeopardizing health and increasing isolation.
August 26, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), today offered a bill to protect seniors across the country by reauthorizing and funding the Elder Justice Act.

 

August 22, 2020 Press Release
It is outrageous that President Trump and his administration are undermining the USPS. I joined the House in passing the Delivery for America Act to save the USPS and protect our election and communities.
July 23, 2020 Press Release
It takes decades to build retirement savings, but it can be stolen in an instant.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Our nation is experiencing unprecedented job loss as our communities deal with a global health pandemic that is responsible for the deaths of more than 85,000 individuals in our country in just the past few months.
May 7, 2020 In The News

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Issues from price gouging to current eviction rules were all part of the conversation Thursday in a webinar hosted by Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. They say they’re constantly working to keep people from getting ripped off and they want those who they think they are to reach out.