From the Document: "The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a large and persistent economic impact across the United States. Fear of infection, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders prompted business closures and a severe decline in demand for restaurants and travel, among other industries. Consequently, many Americans have lost income and faced financial hardship. Survey results suggest that since March 2020, about half of all U.S. adults live in households that have lost some employment income. This Insight focuses on legislative and regulatory responses related to the financial services industry for consumers who may have trouble paying their bills. It also discusses recent developments and the future outlook in consumer credit markets."
CRS Insight, IN11550
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/