Sunday, July 18, 2010

Contact YOUR Representatives on the Committee

Contact YOUR Representative(s) on the House Committee on Financial Services . . . Please Continue the Contact At Least Weekly if Not More Often . . . no more stalling and delays!

1) See if YOUR Representative is one of the 71 members on the House Committee on Financial Services, search by State and District (via the link below) and if you find them, e-mail, FAX them and call every telephone every number available, but first see # 2) below to uncover if YOUR "Representative" is on our HR3149 "Dirty 27" list. One of the 38% of the 71 committee members that took the PAC money being handed out by the big three credit bureaus. Use the link below to search and see if YOUR State Rep. is on the committee.

Make sure to include link/info./data from recent FICO numbers:

You’ll need to have your full 9 digit zip code handy. Use the following link to look it up if you don’t already know it.

2) We're calling the list below our HR3149 "Dirty 27" who accepted PAC money from the big three credit bureaus during the "2010 Cycle" as it's called in Washington.

Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) $4,000
Bachus, Spencer (R-AL) $7,000 - Committee Ranking Member
Bean, Melissa (D-IL) $10,500
Biggert, Judy (R-IL) $6,000
Campbell, John (R-CA) $8,227
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV) $1,000
Childers, Travis W (D-MS) $2,000
Foster, Bill (D-IL) $4,000
Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) $2,000
Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) $7,000
Himes, Jim (D-CT) $5,000
Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) $3,000
Kanjorski, Paul E (D-PA) $4,000
Lee, Christopher J (R-NY) $1,000
Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) $2,500
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) $2,000
McCotter, Thad (R-MI) $4,000
McHenry, Patrick (R-NC) $1,000
Meeks, Gregory W (D-NY) $5,000
Moore, Dennis (D-KS) $3,000
Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX) $4,000
Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) $1,000
Peters, Gary (D-MI) $2,000
Posey, Bill (R-FL) $2,000
Price, Tom (R-GA) $5,000
Royce, Ed (R-CA) $7,500
Scott, David (D-GA) $1,000

If you find YOUR representative on our HR3149 "Dirty 27" list above, your job and role within our group is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to our success. Don't minimize your importance to our cause. Please express the following by phone and by e-mail repeatedly as often as possible and encourage everyone you know in your voting district to do the same:

* Why did you accept $______ from the big three credit bureau PACs when you reasonably should have known that you could be sitting in judgment and ruling on legislation that could impact the big three credit bureaus? Doesn’t that create a conflict of interest? Doesn’t that border on corruption of our democracy?

* What was the money for? Does the money enable clear unbiased thinking? Does it better enable you to care about the "folks back home" that voted you into office? Rembemer us, your voters who who are now unemployed, having our homes forclosed upon and are locked out of the job market by workplace discrimination?

* As a voter in November, while millions of Americans are locked out of the workplace in a catch 22 of no job = bad credit and bad credit = no job, the fact that you’re accepting money from the big three credit bureaus that oppose HR3149 causes me great concern! I will share my concerns with everyone I can find in our district as well as the media and I’ll be watching so see just how hard and fast you work to get this stalled legislation out of your committee. What’s more, I’ll also be voting in November based largely upon passage of HR3149 and will encourage everyone I can find in our voting district to do the same. I think they deserve to know the truth about our democracy and how Washington works for us folks back home.


  1. HR3149 NEEDS to be passed!! We cannot let organizations like 'the big three' (absolutely nothing big about them) and 'HireRight' dictate the job status of the workforce in the US. We are human beings not faceless, souless, non-living, corporate 'bottom line' statistics. For God's sake! We voted these people into the House and they turn their backs on us for a pocketful of dirty money.

    I am in the process of losing my home. The cost of my home in 1998 was $74,000. So I obviously didn't buy into the recent real estate scams. Nor would I have!! I can add and subtract and read the fine print. In spite of due diligence I am being royally screwed. When a company wants to do a credit check for a $15 an hour job, there is something WRONG. the Bush era paranoia prevails.

    I won't give up and I won't stop fighting the senseless greed of our elected representatives, robot corporations, and low pay companies that now need to know your private business and actually have access to that kind of information.

  2. Members of Congress calling themselves "public servants" is a mockery. "Corporate Servants" is a better term.

  3. Just made a 'story idea' suggestion to CNN regarding HR3149. But since CNN is a large corporation this story idea will likely go nowhere on the first try. It's just a few clicks to get to the CNN story idea page. If everyone affected by these bogus pre employment credit checks by uptight low-paying companys contacted CNN we may be able to focus some much needed national attention on HR3149.

  4. It is the job of EEOC to prevent discriminatory hiring by all employers