Rep. Lesser, Congresswoman DeLauro Blast DeVos, Announce Legislation

August 2, 2018

House Chair of the Banking Committee, Rep. Matthew Lesser (D–Middletown) joined United States Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (CT–03) to blast recent actions by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and announce new legislation to expand student loan borrower protections.

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Lesser Highlights Award For Rocky Hill Firm

June 15, 2018

Rep. Matt Lesser, co-chair of the Banking Committee, issued the following statement after Rocky Hill-based TAN2000 International Regulatory Corporation (TANRC) was named to the “Best for Governance” list by the respected nonprofit B Lab.

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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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