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8 financial laws and their namesakes

Financial laws and their namesakes
Financial laws and their namesakes

What's in a name? When one is attached to federal legislation, it usually means that the bill was introduced or championed by the lawmaker for which it is named.

Other times a public policy measure is named for a private citizen who was instrumental in its creation or whose public stature helped elevate the issue.

Most of the time, having a law named for a person is an honor, a tangible declaration of a person's hard work.

But occasionally the honor becomes a burden.

Read on to learn about eight federal financial laws or proposals and the people for which they are named.


 

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