Thursday, April 30, 2009

Unveiled: The Senators Who Blocked the Credit Card Bill

The Congress may finally be moving to prevent deceptive credit card practices, an effort supported by President Obama. As for Maryland, the House of Delegates passed a bill to crack down on abuses by a 136-1 vote, but the bill died in the Senate Finance Committee. Here's who voted to kill it.

Senators Rob Garagiola (D-15) and Delores Kelley (D-10) made the motion for an unfavorable committee report, which in almost all instances kills a bill. Every other Senator on the committee except Nathaniel Exum (D-24) and Catherine Pugh (D-40) voted with them.

If any of the Senators who voted against the bill would like to comment on their reasons for doing so, we will run those comments on this blog.