Articles written by Katie Sutton

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  • Relieve the burden of debt during COVID-19

    Katie Sutton, Billings, Mont.|Apr 23, 2020

    The pandemic surrounding Covid-19 has left the country in a predicament that it wasn't prepared for. Non-essential businesses were forced to close, forcing millions of Americans to scramble and file for unemployment. Congress passed an economic stimulus package that at first glance, seemed like a big help. This package is the lacking basic consumer relief that many people need. With a stimulus package that can barely hold some over for 2 weeks and millions unemployed, it will force a number of people to seek out loans where they could be...

  • Support the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act

    Katie Sutton, Billings, Mont.|Jan 30, 2020

    Senator Daines seeks to create better public banking. Postal Banking would help Montanans gain better access to banking services. Federal law requires one post office per zip code, but this isn’t the same expectation for banks. US Postal Service can already complete banking services like check cashing and money orders; this bill would allow them to offer bank accounts and even offer short-term, small dollar loans. Representative Gianforte wants to stop robocalls by requiring telecommunications companies to “implement call authentication tec...

  • Ask Senators to support H.R. 3375 and reign in robocalls

    Katie Sutton, Billings, Mont.|Aug 8, 2019

    Montanans received 9.4 million robocalls in June 2019. The majority coming from Target, Citibank, Capital One and debt collectors. A recent bill reigning in robocalls (HR 3375) passed US House and now heads to US Senate. The bill builds on legislation that passed the Senate with our MT Senators’ support. The new bill takes additional steps to curb abusive robocalling. It adopts important new consumer protections that requires FCC to close loopholes to ensure that automated calls and texts cannot be made without the consumer’s consent. The bil...