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Restoring consumer protections and rebuilding consumer confidence

Strong and fair consumer protection laws help keep hard-earned dollars in the pockets of consumers, and they also level the playing field for businesses. As we work to rebuild our economy and help struggling families, it is critical that we have strong consumer protection laws to support seniors, student loan borrowers, people working to make ends meet, and our small businesses. Predatory lenders, scammers, and unscrupulous loan providers cannot be allowed to prey on our communities.

I have spent my career standing up for consumers and small businesses - first at Legal Aid, then as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and in private practice, in the Oregon State Legislature where I served as Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, and now as a Member of Congress. I have taken on financial firms when they engaged in predatory lending, debt collection, and other unfair practices; cracked down on payday lenders; fought mortgage companies that were scamming homeowners; and protected seniors from financial fraud.

The cost of higher education and student loan debt weighs heavily on families in NW Oregon, and Trump’s Department of Education has failed to protect students from for-profit colleges and crushing student loan debt. I am fighting to restore the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Students and Young Consumers so student loan borrowers are supported and protected.

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Meet Suzanne

Suzanne knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. She worked her way through community college, university, and law school. She started her career at Legal Aid and worked as a consumer rights attorney. Throughout her career she’s been a leading advocate for public education, protecting the environment, and civil rights. She’s fighting for a better future for all Oregonians.

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