SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, will work to level the playing field for middle-class families by demanding stronger consumer financial protections and continue her efforts to promote Illinois as a cultural hub in her role as chair of two House committees.
“It’s no secret that big banks have stacked the deck against middle-class families, but here in Illinois we can begin to put consumers first again,” said Lilly. “I’m going to continue fighting to hold big banks accountable, crack down on unscrupulous lenders and force credit agencies to better protect our most personal information.”
Lilly will serve as the chair of the House Financial Institutions Committee, which oversees the operations of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and other finance and banking entities that directly impact consumers. Legislation that deals with licensing, fees and credit associated with banking are vetted in this committee including the Equifax bill that allowed consumers to freeze their credit after a massive data breach. Lilly will work to pass legislation that won’t burden consumers with new costs or fees when they work with the state’s financial departments or their banks.
Lilly will also chair the House Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements Committee again, where she will work to protect Illinois’ rich history by supporting museums and other culturally important entities that preserve different histories of the state, which includes immigrants, Native Americans, African Americans and the state’s bicentennial celebrations.
“There is a lot of knowledge and history in Illinois that I want to make sure we promote and preserve as much as possible for future generations to learn from,” said Lilly. “Our diversity deserves to be protected no matter what, even in the face of reckless budget impasses.”
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