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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Central Ohio’s Beatty and Stivers Named Co-Chairs of Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

Jan 26, 2017
Press Release

Central Ohio’s Beatty and Stivers Named Co-Chairs of Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

Caucus works to improve the financial and economic education of all Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) were recently named co-chairs of the Congressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus for the 115th Congress. Beatty is newly appointed, while Stivers has served as co-chair since the 113th Congress.   

“Far too many Americans lack the basic financial literacy skills to make informed financial decisions, avoid predatory financial products and services, or adequately save for retirement,” Beatty said. “I look forward to working with Congressman Stivers, a fellow Central Ohioan, to ensure more people in the Buckeye State and nationwide can better manage their credit and budget and understand their financial obligations to save for the future.” Beatty continued, “Financial literacy is a lifelong journey, and it is imperative that we equip every American with the much-needed skills and tools to navigate it successfully.”

“An understanding of financial decisions is critical to building a successful future. Unfortunately, many Americans are not educated enough in topics such as budgeting, personal finance, and retirement – all of which can have an impact on your financial future,” Stivers said. “I am looking forward to working with Representative Beatty to fulfill the purpose of the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus: improve the financial literacy and economic education of all individuals across the United States during all stages of their lives.”

Established by former Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) and former Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) in 2005, the bipartisan Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus’ goal is to improve the financial literacy and capability of all people. In addition, the Caucus reviews, discusses and recommends financial and economic literacy policies, legislation, programs and related matters at all levels of government, as well as collaborates with the private sector, nonprofits, community-based organizations and faith-based groups.   

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