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The Congressional Steel Caucus hasn't been meeting because of the focus on health care reform, but soon will get back on track. Wilson said he hasn't received answers to his questions about the future of Severstal plants in the area, though he noted the plan to put Yorkville back to work.
Wilson said he is in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow workers to agree to join a union by simply signing a form.
"There really has been a lessening of the ability of the middle class families to get ahead, especially in the last 10 years or so. When you shrink the middle class, you take away our ability to run our economy properly," Wilson said. "I look forward to seeing us get back to a fair day's wage for a fair day's work."
Wilson said credit card companies began jacking up interest rates in advance of a Feb. 1 federal control deadline, so the deadline has been moved to Dec. 1. Wilson said he's proud of the credit card reform act that was signed into law and the work being done to develop a financial consumer protection agency, though he noted work is being done to avoid an adverse impact on small community banks.