Before serving in Congress, I spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry. I have seen firsthand the important role local financial institutions play in helping families realize the American dream. We live in a world where banking is becoming more concentrated and lending is constrained.
Touching on my wide-ranging experience as a bank examiner, small businessman, insurance agent, and community banker, I serve on the House Financial Services Committee. In addition, I serve as Ranking Member of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee and a member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee.
One of my goals in Congress has been to provide an environment where American families can succeed thanks to economic freedom and hard work. I have seen firsthand the hardships Missourians encounter when they have lost access to credit, experienced increased costs and fewer services, and have faced a restricted ability to get a mortgage, buy a new car or grow a business. I will continue to be an advocate for main street Missouri and work to ensure that taxpayers are not left on the hook for any failings of our financial system.