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Jun 16, 2021 In The News

In another example of China driving Congress’ agenda, a House task force will on Tuesday hold its second hearing in two weeks on a U.S. digital dollar, a technology that some lawmakers see as essential if the U.S. is to maintain its global economic dominance. 

Apr 16, 2021 In The News

A new bill would ban mandatory arbitration agreements between aggrieved investors and advisors or broker/dealers. The Investor Choice Act, which was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), would also ban any prohibitions on class action lawsuits, which are often embedded in clients’ contracts.

Apr 16, 2021 In The News

Fintechs need to include strong consumer protections, diversity, and inclusion, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), chair of the House Financial Services Committee’s panel on consumer protection and financial institutions said at a hearing on banking innovation today.

Apr 5, 2021 In The News

(The Center Square) – Federal and state officials want to take a deeper dive into the future of digital currencies and the backbone of what makes them work.

Digital currencies like Bitcoin work on what’s called the blockchain. That’s a distributed digital ledger U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, says is non-falsifiable.

Mar 29, 2021 In The News

If there’s any group of young people who deserve student loan forgiveness, it’s those young people who’ve made a career out of doing good.

It’s an easy call, in our view, to cancel burdensome student debt held by teachers, doctors, nurses, nonprofit employees and others who chose a career in public service, most often forgoing a big paycheck in the process.

Mar 15, 2021 In The News

Both Democrats and a Republican representing Will County in Congress supported legislation to expand background checks on all gun sales.

Mar 10, 2021 In The News

Democratic members of Congress representing the Will County area backed a sweeping bill meant to enhance voting rights.

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Mar 2, 2021 In The News

Democratic members of Congress representing the Will County area backed a bill aiming to provide protections for LGBTQ individuals.

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