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ADVOCACY

ACA Members Meet with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert in Arizona

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CA International members
Christian Lehr and Chris Becraft
had the opportunity to represent
their industry and association during a
meeting with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert,
R-Ariz., in his home district on Feb. 23.
Lehr, COO of Healthcare Collections,
LLC in Phoenix, and Chris Becraft, IFCCE,
president and CEO of RevSolve Inc. in
Scottsdale, Ariz., covered important
industry topics such as the regulatory
authority of the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau, the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act, the resolution
of nuisance lawsuits and more during the
meeting.
Schweikert, who serves on the House
Financial Services Committee and is in his
third term in Congress, said there is a focus on
a "partial or full reining in of the CFPB" and
stressed that ACA should continue to advocate
for reform at the bureau, according to Lehr.
Schweikert also expressed that he is in
agreement with ACA that the TCPA needs to
be updated, Lehr said.
During the meeting, Schweikert, Lehr and
Becraft also discussed the Affordable Care Act
and lawsuit relief and reform for the credit
and collection industry. Schweikert asked
if Lehr and Becraft's companies, both with
healthcare provider clients, have experienced
an increase in account placements since the
enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
"The crux of the issue [is] that low-income
people are now covered by [the] Medicaid
expansion, but the middle class has lost their
affordable, low-deductible plans and is faced
with more expensive, higher deductible
plans," Lehr said.
Schweikert also asked for input from
Lehr and Becraft on how nuisance or
harassing lawsuits in the industry could be
resolved.
Lehr and Becraft's visit with Schweikert
is an example of how ACA members can
meet with their elected representatives when
they are in their home districts to discuss
industry issues and learn about Congress
members' priorities.
Records of participation in such advocacy
efforts will be tracked when submitted by

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members through ACA's All InTM program
page at www.acainternational.org/advocacy/
all-in. By submitting a brief summary of
their legislative activities, the result, as
well as their company name and location,
members will qualify for recognition
through the All InTM program.
ACA's Government Affairs team also
continues to work hard to build and maintain
strong relationships with lawmakers on
both sides of the political aisle and has made
huge strides in highlighting the important
work of the credit and collection industry to
lawmakers across the U.S.
ACA can help coordinate meetings with
members of Congress. Interested members
should contact ACA's Vice President of
Congressional and Political Affairs Rae Ann
Bevington at (202) 547-2670 or bevington@
acainternational.org.  

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Industry News
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Collection Tips
In Case of Emergency
Pulling Back the Curtain
ACA International's 2017 Convention and Exposition Preview
Calendar
Honor Roll
Seeing Eye to Eye
The Business Battle
Blueprint for Success
Federal Court Nixes CFPB Enforcement Action That Claimed a Payment Processor Ignored Fraud
Compliance
ACA SearchPoint
Last Word
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