PRESS RELEASE from the office of State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2013
Contact:Sara Gonzalez 512-463-0106

Senator Garcia Applauds Mayor Parker and City Council on Passage of Payday Lending Regulations

I am elated today that the Houston City Council brought working families an early Christmas present and voted to join Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso by passing tougher regulations on payday lenders in our city. For too long, the working families of Houston have been preyed upon by pay day lenders as they tried to survive from month to month. I applaud Mayor Parker on her leadership and thank all of the City Councilmembers who voted in favor of this ordinance. This is just another example of the great work Houston is doing to protect the working families of Texas. And let this be a message to payday lenders of what is soon to come at the State level as well.


State Senator Garcia was sworn into office on March 11, 2013. Senator Garcia represents District 6 and previously held office as Houston City Controller from 1998-2002 and County Commissioner from 2002 - 2010.

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