Mark Guimond Testifies Before California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions

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Mark Guimond, President of National Policy Group, testified today before the California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions on amended Senate Bill 708 introduced by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett.

Mark Guimond, President of National Policy Group, testified before the California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions on amended Senate Bill 708 introduced by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett.

“We found that the original version of the bill was overly broad and I am pleased that we were able to work with Senator Corbett’s office to narrow the bill and focus its jurisdiction properly to only the industry for which it was intended," said Mark Guimond. “The opportunity to testify before the Committee about the harmonization of this proposed state law with the Federal Trade Commission’s newly modified “Telemarketing Sales Rule” (TSR) was fundamental to having this bill accurately understood.”

Mark Guimond is known as the most effective lobbyist for the debt relief industries, having been part of the crafting, amending or enactment of more than 30 state bills and rules. One of Guimond’s most visible recent federal accomplishments was the deferred enforcement of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) for tax problem resolution service providers.

“We will continue to work with the California legislature to craft a law that contains adequate consumer protections and reasonable regulation of service providers,” added Guimond.


National Policy Group ( is a highly experienced legislative and government affairs firm providing comprehensive lobbying and regulatory representation to corporations, associations, professional organizations and specialized interest constituencies.

In addition to National Policy Group’s strong and successful history with financial services, the firm also represents clients in a wide variety of issues including environmental, transportation, tax policy, manufacturing, health insurance, energy and appropriations.

National Policy Group gives you the inside experience, contacts and knowledge of procedures that comes only from decades on Capitol Hill, the White House, regulatory agencies and state legislatures. From the introduction of a bill, to committee consideration, to floor debate, to conference and to the signing into law, National Policy Group can assist you each and every step of the way.

National Policy Group can provide the experience you need to work toward your goal of the implementation or defeat of legislation, regulations and other public policy initiatives.

In addition to lobbying, we can also further your political and legislative action plans by providing visibility,
establishing and increasing name recognition on Capitol Hill and state houses, creating a better professional and public image and bringing added credibility to your organization.

National Policy Group provides our clients with executive leadership and oversight of all aspects of government relations. National Policy Group provides:

  • Effective lobbyists for the implementation or defeat of specific legislation and public policy initiatives.
  • Extensive experience with both federal and state legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Experts with knowledge of legislative and regulatory mechanics and processes at the state and federal levels.
  • Proven leaders in moving legislation to the foreground of political discussion.
  • Accomplished strategists with distinguished track records that consistently gain access at the highest levels of government, in Congress and the states to achieve legislative and regulatory successes.


Since first working on Capitol Hill in 1986, Mark Guimond has been in government affairs his entire career and has extensive experience with Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, professional organizations and specialized interest constituencies.

Guimond has successfully moved legislation from introduction to enactment by Presidents of the United States and state Governors. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and almost every state legislature, represented client interests before most every Committee in the U.S. Congress and served as a lobbyist in nearly every state. Equally important, Guimond also has a lengthy record of defeating legislation that was adverse to the interests of his clients.

He has served on and worked with numerous legislative, regulatory and policy review panels including: Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Federal Reserve Bank, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Fordham Law School, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and a considerable number of state agencies.

Guimond has also given many significant speeches and presentations to groups such as: Congressional Black Caucus, Department of Justice, Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Trade Commission, Illinois Department of Financial Institutions, National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission (comprised of 19 federal departments and agencies) as well as an extensive list of associations and policy organizations.

Mark Guimond's legislative work has been featured in a wide array of media including all major TV networks, the Washington Post, New York Times, Roll Call, BBC, CNN, LA Times, NPR and Newsweek.

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