WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act:

 “For years, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has hurt local and community banks and limited Americans’ access to credit," Barton said. “The Financial CHOICE Act will put Americans back in the driver seat and promote economic growth across the country – not just on Wall Street. This bill supports local and community banks that serve as a vital link between Americans and their access to credit. No American business should be ‘too big to fail’ and receive a handout from American tax payers. I commend my friend and colleague, Chairman Hensarling, on working to get this measure passed.”