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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Get Single Parents the Child Support They’re Due

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) supported passage of legislation to help protect single parents by reducing opportunities for credit fraud in the child support system. The bill, H.R. 2091, if signed into law, would end the 10 days’ notice that child support enforcement agencies currently have to provide when accessing credit reports to determine child support payments.

“Helping children thrive is the focus of today’s legislation. Single parents rely on child support to pay rent, for after-school care, and to put food on the table. We should not give bad actors the time and opportunity to sidestep the system,” Peters said.

“Right now, an individual is informed that their credit will be checked in ten days, leaving them plenty of time to shift funds or purposefully lower their credit scores and avoid paying child support – that’s unacceptable.”