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A spate of bills in Congress aimed at Backpage, including those primarily sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., are aimed at curbing legal protection for internet platforms contained in the 1996 Communications Decency Act.

Something as simple as free checking has become burdensome under the dominion of Dodd-Frank, as 75 percent of banks offered this product before the law was passed, and just two years later only 39 percent of banks offered free checking. But our Republican-led Congress has a better way – The Financial CHOICE Act, which stands for Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs. And that's exactly what we're going to do: provide you with the financial opportunities you deserve.

Missouri’s two senators on Tuesday expressed concern over reports that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information about efforts to fight the terrorist group Islamic State with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office last week. But Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, strongly defended the president, saying his conversation with the Russians was “wholly appropriate,” and that criticism came from “Democrats and the Washington press corps” who are “desperate ... for a win.”