Bob Goodlatte replies about the Financial CHOICE Act

Dear Mr. Gavaler:

Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns with the changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) in H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act.  I appreciate hearing from you.

As you may know, H.R. 10 was introduced by the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas, and would replace numerous provisions established in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and introduce greater regulation on financial institutions. Specifically, this legislation would create a new bankruptcy code to discourage taxpayer funded bailouts, fundamentally reform the CFPB, reform elements of financial due-process, and enhance penalties and civil enforcement for fraud and illegal profiteering. This legislation would also incorporate more than twenty four separate pieces of legislation that reform or improve means capital creation. For more information on the Financial CHOICE Act, please visit the House Financial Services Committee’s website at:

H.R. 10 was passed by the House of Representatives, with my support, on June 8, 2017. It has now been referred to the United States Senate, where it awaits further action. Rest assured, I will keep your views in mind as Congress considers this legislation.

I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me. I believe it is important to keep an open line of communication so I can best serve the interests of Virginia’s 6th District. I hope you will continue to be in touch as the 115th Congress continues to debate issues of importance to the United States.

Again thank you for you for the benefit of your comments. Feel free to contact me whenever I may be of assistance.


Bob Goodlatte
Member of Congress


Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University where he teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction, and comics. He has published two novels, Pretend I'm Not Here (HarperCollins 2002) and School For Tricksters (Southern Methodist University 2011), and two nonfictions, On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa University 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2017).

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