Further, appearing at the unveiling was another House member whose press release states, "Tomorrow, U.S. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), Chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, will join Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) in unveiling new legislation to prohibit current and prospective employers from using credit scores as part of the hiring or firing processes."
During the noise after the legislation's announcement, a guest—a provider of consumer reports for employment purposes—on Fox News makes the point that they don't even sell credit scores with the reports that they provide. Ignoring that, the interviewer uses the employers/scores line again.
Appearing with the congressmen at the press conference was U.S. PIRG who corresponded with creditscoring.com regarding U.S. PIRG's line about employers using credit scores.
Congress plans to make perpetual motion illegal later this year.
From: Greg Fisher Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:00 PM
To: Steven Broderick (Cohen), Rebecca Dreilinger (Gutierrez)
Cc: Hassan Christian (Meek), Joyce Posell (Meek), Clarence Williams (Meek)
Subject: credit score, employers, HR 3149
April, 1997: "Information on how to obtain one's credit score is suspiciously absent from your site. How do I get mine?"
"And we're not running a game show. I mean, we're evaluating risk. We're not trying to have people get--achieve the highest score."
"Fisher is a fan of going by the book and then beyond it."
"He beat the scoring proponents to the punch by scooping up the web address http://www.creditscoring.com, from which he launches often strident, sometimes wacky, but usually well-documented attacks on the credit-scoring concept and the industries that support it."
Realty Consumers Empowered By Online "Peoples" Court - "His Web site CreditScoring.com helped him-- and millions of other consumers-- extend fair credit reporting rights to credit scoring information."
"Fisher operates the www.creditscoring.com Web site, which skewers the secrecy of the credit bureaus and Fair, Isaac." - The Detroit News
"CreditScoring.com is an exceptionally-interesting site that offers news and information regarding credit scoring and--
really-- the entire credit process."
"'Garbage in, garbage out,' says Greg Fisher of Dayton, Ohio, who runs two Web sites on the subject, creditscoring.com and creditaccuracy.com."