Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rep. Grill named ranking member of Financial Institutions panel

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Floor Leader Paul Levota, D-Independence, has appointed state Rep. Jason Grill, D-Parkville, as the ranking Democratic member of the House Financial Institutions Committee. In the role of ranking member, Grill will coordinate and oversee the activities of the other Democrats on the panel.

“This is an important committee, especially given the financial situation of the state and country,” Grill said. “As the ranking Democrat, I will promote stronger consumer protections and a crackdown on unscrupulous lending practices that have pushed many Missourians to the brink of foreclosure and beyond.

The Financial Institutions Committee handles all legislation relating to banks, credit unions, savings and loans, and other financial institutions.