What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : H.R. 1701. Rent-to-Own Contracts/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Protect Consumers Against the Rent-To- Own Industry. (2002 house Roll Call 394)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1701. Rent-to-Own Contracts/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Protect Consumers Against the Rent-To- Own Industry.
house Roll Call 394     Sep 18, 2002
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In House debate, one of the few procedural prerogatives afforded to opponents of legislation considered is a motion to recommit. If successful, the recommit motion sends a measure back to the committee with jurisdiction on the issue and is usually accompanied with specific instructions to change the legislation. During debate on rent-to-own legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) made a motion to recommit the bill with instructions that the committee delete provisions in the bill that would impose federal rules on states that provide strong consumer protections against rent-toown merchants. Progressives voted in favor of the motion; in their view, the federal law classifying all rent-to-own contracts as leases rather than credit payments provided consumers with inadequate consumer protections against merchants. The motion to recommit was rejected 190-227.

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