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House Passes Legislation with Luetkemeyer Operation Choke Point Language

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Washington, September 25, 2019 | comments

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act which includes a provision authored by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) that ends Operation Choke Point.

“The inclusion of my language to codify the end of Operation Choke Point into law ensures the government can never again weaponize financial institutions against legal businesses whose policies do not align with the politics of those in power. With Presidential hopefuls publicly advocating for Operation Choke Point 2.0 by pressuring banks and credit cards companies to stop doing business with legal gun manufactures, bipartisan members of the House have taken a decisive vote to protect American business owners across the nation.” said Congressman Luetkemeyer. “I thank my friend Congressman Perlmutter for his work to include this incredibly important provision.”

Background: Operation Choke Point sought to deprive legal businesses of the financial services they need to survive. Congressman Luetkemeyer’s legislation to end Operation Choke Point passed the House in the 115th Congress by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 395-2.

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