U.S. Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island is pushing legislation to ban debit card fees.
The freshman Democrat announce Thursday his proposal would prohibit banks from collecting fees for receiving or using a debit card.
This comes as a result of Bank of America’s controversial decision to introduce monthly fees for debit cardholders.
Cicilline says it’s “unconscionable” that large banks are planning to charge customers for card use, especially after receiving bailouts paid for by taxpayers.
Cicilline’s spokesman says he is now looking for a bill co-sponsor.