From Congressman Travis W. Childers' web page, "As a realtor in North Mississippi for over thirty years, I was extremely encouraged when I became an active Member of the House Financial Services Committee. The committee has primary jurisdiction over the nation's financial sectors that include banking, insurance, real estate, public-housing, and securities. On a routine basis, the committee hears testimony from various international finance experts that include the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the Secretary of the Treasury. With the increasing strains on the American economy, I certainly look forward to offering my experiences as a small business man in order to find effective solutions to the financial obstacles every day American's face on a daily basis.
No one expects Travis Childers to solve the very complicated and vast problems facing the U.S. economy right now. We wouldn't expect Greg Davis to be any more capable. And certainly, Travis Childers is in no way to blame. He hasn't been there long enough to do anything good or bad. But this is his committee and they are responsible for what he says above. Childers should inform Mississippi of his thoughts, as a member of this semi-important committee, of this fairly important economic time.