Erie County Democratic Party (Pennsylvania)

05/25/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/25/2019 14:52

Congressman Kelly Votes Against Bill to Protect Servicemembers From Financial Abuse and Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Kelly Sides With Special Interests By Opposing Consumers First Act

May 22, 2019 - Today, Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16) voted against key legislation to protect consumers, particularly active-duty members of the military and their families as well as student loan borrowers.

The Consumers First Act, which passed the House over Kelly's objection, will reverse recent attempts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency that had previously returned billions of dollars to millions of Americans, particularly seniors and servicemembers, who had been victimized by predatory financial institutions.

'By siding with corporate special interests and financial predators over everyday families, Kelly has made his priorities crystal clear,' said DCCC Spokesperson Mike Gwin. 'The people of Pennsylvania deserve representation in Congress that will fight for consumers and the middle class, but yet again Kelly did just the opposite.'