Sens. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinAmerica’s waning commitment to the promise of the First Amendment Senate rejects Trump immigration plan What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (D-Ill.) and Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees Sen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats MORE (D-Minn.) asked the Federal Reserve to do more to prevent credit card fraud.

On Wednesday, the senators sent Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet YellenJanet Louise YellenOvernight Finance: Lawmakers, Treasury look to close tax law loopholes | Trump says he backs gas tax hike | Markets rise despite higher inflation | Fannie Mae asks for .7B Bannon wanted Trump to keep Yellen as Fed chair: report Circumstances around Yellen's departure akin to Greenspan's MORE a letter asking her to work with them to improve the way credit card issuers and merchants protect consumers from fraud.

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“All participants in the payment system — including merchants, networks and issuers — must bear responsibility for making that system more secure,” the senators wrote. “Congress has assigned the Board an important task in this effort to improve payment security.”

Their letter came as recent reports revealed credit card security breaches at major retailers, such as Target, during the holidays. Since then lawmakers have been demanding more protections for consumers.

“While these breaches reveal security problems that extend beyond the payment system, fraud-prone U.S. payment card technology is a key vulnerability that must be addressed,” the letter stated. “Protecting American consumers from fraud is vital to the integrity of our payment system.”

The senators asked Yellen to respond to a list of questions — such as how many debt card issues are using effecting fraud prevention programs — by March 12.