In a recent recap of the bill status in the Patriot News, committee member Senator Pat Vance (R-Cumberland County) noted her opposition to the bill stemmed from hearing the concerns of a broad coalition of what she considered worthwhile groups representing the military, churches, senior citizens and low-income residents. Thank you, Senator Vance, for hearing these concerns!
Groups in Philadelphia, such as the Philadelphia Unemployment Project shown above, have been personally thanking members of the Philly delegation for their opposition to the bill, including committee members Senator Farnese, Senator Stack, and Senator Williams. Other committee members who publicly expressed their opposition include Senator Earll, Senator Greenleaf, Senator Rafferty, and Senator Boscola. Thank you, Senators, for keeping high-cost debt out of the Commonwealth!
Thanks to all of you, Pennsylvania's Senators heard and followed the concerns of their constituents rather than the those of the out-of-state payday lenders who want to peddle 300% APR loans in your community. Please thank your Senators for making the right decision to stop payday loans by stopping HB 2191!