ELISE STEFANIK SUPPORTS PREDATORY LENDERS OVER OUR HEROES
VOTED THREE TIMES AGAINST PROTECTING VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS FROM PREDATORY LENDERS
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CANTON — Elise Stefanik remains silent on Russian bounties against American soldiers–but her disregard and disrespect for our service members and veterans began before President Trump took office. On three occasions, Elise Stefanik chose to protect her Wall Street donors over North Country veterans.
In October of 2015, Stefanik voted against a motion to protect servicemembers from taking predatory lenders to court. In April of that year, she voted against prohibiting individuals or companies convicted of predatory lending or fraud against veterans or servicemembers from serving on Consumer Finance Protection Bureau boards.
In November of 2015, Stefanik voted against protecting veterans and service members’ rights to file lawsuits if their mortgages violate anti-predatory lending laws. That measure would have also prohibited mortgage brokers from getting bonuses for targeting veterans and servicemembers.
“Stefanik is not only complicit through her silence but is an active participant in harming our servicemembers and veterans. She won’t protect their right to seek justice and instead thinks their scammers deserve a bonus,” said Cobb. “These men and women put their lives on the line to protect us, but Stefanik refuses to do even the bare minimum in Congress to stand up for them.”
In her last quarterly filing, Elise Stefanik accepted over $53,500 from the financial sector.
She rakes in corporate cash and lives it up in her $1.2 million D.C. townhouse; meanwhile, our veterans are taking a beating from the very industries she should be protecting them from.
“Stefanik may represent Fort Drum and the North Country in Congress, but it’s clear that the only New Yorkers she gives a damn about are the ones on Wall Street and in Trump Tower,” said Cobb. “I’ll never be bought and paid for–my vote will never be for sale. I fought for our veterans as a County Legislator, and I’ll keep fighting for them in Congress.”