Federal lawmakers are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Defense (DOD) to investigate a report that some retailers have filed debt collection lawsuits against active duty military.

The report, published by ProPublica, found that Virginia-based retailer USA Discounters files lawsuits against service members based "anywhere in the world, no matter how much inconvenience or expense they would incur to attend a Virginia court date."

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