Washington, D.C., Bill Could Do More to Improve Courts’ Debt Collection Practices

Pew testimony identifies research-based strategies to bolster legislation

Washington, D.C., Bill Could Do More to Improve Courts’ Debt Collection Practices

The Pew Charitable Trusts, on Nov. 29, 2021, submitted written testimony to the D.C. City Council’s Committee of the Whole on the proposed Protecting Consumers From Unjust Debt Collection Practices Amendment Act of 2021 (B24-0357). The legislation would permanently codify pandemic-era debt collection litigation amendments. Pew’s testimony outlined the landscape of rising debt collection cases in D.C., described how the bill would affect debt claims policy, and recommended next steps.

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37 Researchers Working to Transform Biomedical Science

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Biomedical researchers are on the front lines of scientific innovation. From responding to global pandemics to pioneering lifesaving cancer treatments, these researchers push past scientific boundaries to solve pressing health challenges. For nearly 40 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported more than 1,000 early-career biomedical scientists committed to this discovery.

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.