In advance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s debt collection roundtable with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on CFPB Director Richard Cordray to enact rules to rein in debt collection policies that lead to consumer abuses.

In a letter this week to the CFPB, the chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection urged Cordray, a former Democratic attorney general in Ohio, to examine practices of both creditors and third-party actors in the industry and suggested a number of rules that would reform the debt collection industry.

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