WASHINGTON -- The push in Congress to derail the Department of Labor's fiduciary proposal might never make it into law -- but that's not really the point.

Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and an ardent opponent of the DoL's initiative, said Thursday that the attempt to block the department from finalizing the fiduciary rules is more about sending a message of opposition and, hopefully, bringing political pressure to bear on the officials working on the proposal.

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