Clinton, Dodd aim double-Dem barrel at credit industry
Two Democratic U.S. senators have signaled in recent days that they have a very activist agenda in store for the credit card industry.
Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, head of the Senate Banking Committee, had gone on legislative hiatus during his presidential bid, which ended last month. In a news conference Jan. 23, he said he’s back in the legislative saddle and that the card industry is among his key areas of focus.
His concern about credit card marketing practices, he said, “has only grown as Americans are finding it harder to rely solely on their salaries and wages to pay the bills for gas, for housing, for health care and for education. Accordingly, examining this market will continue to be a high priority.
“… Action — what Franklin Roosevelt called ‘bold, persistent action’ — is required.”
Sen. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, announced her “Fair Credit for Families Agenda,” which would: