ACA International’s Political Action Committee continues to track close races in the upcoming election and seek bipartisan political partnerships with legislators.

Matt Laws, an ACA member and president and CEO of Wakefield Associates in Morgan, Colo., recently requested support for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner ’s (R-Colo.) Senate campaign from ACA’s Political Action Committee.

Gardner is currently a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communication and Technology, which has jurisdiction over the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

He also was one of several Congressional representatives who spoke during a Capitol Hill luncheon at ACA International’s Legislative Conference in May in Washington, D.C. The speakers overall focused on several of their initiatives, including as oversight of the TCPA.

Republicans have set the goal to earn a Senate majority in the November election and are confident math and history are on their side. Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. Senate for nearly eight years.

ACPAC has been tracking the tight races in the House and Senate very carefully and a GOP majority would mean major changes as there would be a swap in who controls powerful Senate committees.

The mission of ACPAC continues to be to create a powerful bipartisan political partnership among ACA, its state units and all 3,500 members to protect the credit and collection industry from legislative and regulatory risk.

There is no more effective way to cement a good relationship with a potential lawmaker, than to participate in his or her election or re-election campaign. ACA International’s Federal Affairs staff looks forward to working with the membership to continue to deliver the message about the positive economic impact and job opportunities our members provide.

ACPAC works to support and enhance the effectiveness of ACA International’s lobbying and political advocacy efforts. For more information, contact ACPAC Director Rae Ann Bevington at or (202) 547-2670.

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