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house Bill H.R. 2706

Protecting Bank Customers from "Operation Choke Point" — Unless They’re Linked to Terrorism

Argument in favor

This bill would put a stop to the abuse of legitimate business owners under Operation Choke Point, while still allowing regulators and banks to cut off accounts that they believe are linked to funding terrorist activities. That’s an appropriate balance.

Casey's Opinion
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12/11/2017
Choke Point is notorious. It's abuses FAR outnumber it's service to the people.
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Eric's Opinion
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12/11/2017
Choke Point is an unconstitutional overreach by the federal government. It totally violates our rights as US citizens to due process. This is is totally unacceptable.
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reginaw's Opinion
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12/11/2017
Consumer protections. What more can we ask of our Federal government.
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Argument opposed

The Obama administration and the DOJ are right to target businesses that they view as being at high risk for fraud or money laundering. These reforms would impede investigations into those activities unless there’s a connection to terrorism.

OlderNWiser's Opinion
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12/11/2017
Who does money laundering? Is it the small business in my small town? Or is it the super wealthy—perhaps the one in the White House said to be associated with the mafia? We need every protection possible from my perspective.
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Erin's Opinion
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12/11/2017
No. Why is this administration hell bent on repealing or removing every Obama-era regulation or law. This is a bill out of spite. Grow up and start doing your jobs and stop with all this petty bull.
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Thelma's Opinion
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12/11/2017
Please vote no. We need to be able to investigate businesses at risk for money laundering. Voting for this pretty much tells me that you, as a legislator, may want access to such banks. It does not tell me you are interested in our country. People before businesses, please.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed December 11th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 394 Yea / 2 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedMay 25th, 2017

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    Common sense
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    Even if a business isn’t linked to terrorism there could be other legitimate reasons that would lead to investigation. All businesses should be subject to the same laws.
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    Instead of my government protecting ME I feel like I’m trying to protect myself from THEM! Toto, we aren’t in Kansas anymore.
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    This sounds like propaganda to me. Making an issue out of a non-issue, because the bill makes it difficult for Republicans to perform their unethical practices. How about revoking the Patriot Act, which has harmed many innocent citizens personally, including their families.......
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    The FBI could put the Girl Scouts on the terror list, they already put most non violent organizations on it. There shouldn't even be a project choke hold unless they can prove that there was actually a terrorist attack by that group and protesting DAPL shouldn't count.
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    Limited government please! There is due process already in place. This gives government too much authority. This protects people, not just businesses, because it is people who own businesses.
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    We need every avenue for this type of fraud. Keep this tool against every kind of malfeasance.
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    All you need to know is this bill is sponsored by a Republican! How many times have they sponsored a bill to help the working class vs their wealthy donors??? Almost never, so Vote NO!
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    We need all the regulations we can get.
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    I have to rethink this if proposed by a Republican. It appears to be Democrat smashing bills by the Republicans with no rhyme or reason to who it helps or hurts. It is all because it was passed under a Democratic President. When will the revengeful games stop 🛑?
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    I'm guessing Donald is trying to make it easier for him to commit fraud when he gets impeached.
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    Stop putting corporations and banks over people. You represent us, not them.
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    No reason for the government to put its hands in our banks. They manage their account policies. The only time the government should touch bank accounts is if there is a court order.
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    You people voting nay just don’t get how dangerous this power could become
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    This doesn’t seem to be a good idea. Has there been some sort of rash of wrongly target small businesses? Until an effective study is conducted, this bill seems suspect.
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    Another Republican payoff.
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    Vote no
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    The president has not been open about his financial dealings and members of the GOP are clearly being paid off by big money interests to represent the oligarchy, not the American people. We need any regulation already in place to prevent further exploitation of American taxpayers.
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    Why is this even up for debate. Leave this bill in place.
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    Just because a business sold something the Obama Administration didn't like they threw up this block to doing business with a bank...Shame on the nation! Unless a business is doing something that promotes terrorism there should not be a restriction. Businesses like Gun stores, pawn shops and others should never have been put in the position of doing their banking under the table.
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