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FEB. 9, 2019

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Sen. Schatz Seeks to Protect Workers’ Credit Scores Affected by Shutdown

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and seven senators called on the three credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to protect federal employees and contractors from any damage the Trump shutdown may have done to their credit.

“Workers’ credit reports and scores should not be ruined for reasons entirely outside of their control. We hope that your companies will take this opportunity to correct information related to the people impacted by the shutdown as soon as possible,” the senators wrote.

The senators underscored how negative information on these workers’ credit reports could hurt their credit scores, potentially making it more difficult for them to get loans, employment, or housing. At 35 days, the Trump shutdown was the longest in history and hurt more than 800,000 federal workers and thousands of federal contractors across the country.

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