Access To Justice For Service Members

When our service members are deployed they should not have to worry about burdens at home, such as losing their jobs or suffering abuses and frauds by financial service providers. Although several federal laws exist to protect them, including the Service member Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and the Military Lending Act (MLA), an alarming number of our service members come home to discover that they are unable to enforce these rights because of legal maneuvering that allows corporations to evade these laws. 

Today at 3:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action will hold a hearing where current and retired Service members will share their stories about the impediments they faced when attempting to actually enforce their SCRA, USERRA, and MLA rights. The hearing will also explore barriers to enforcement of service members' federal rights and examine reform proposals that would remove them. 

 Watch the hearing here