Last week, the House of Representatives took the first major step toward ending Operation Choke Point, a government program that critics say has been used to target legal business owners.

The Daily Signal began covering Operation Choke Point 18 months ago, when business owners voiced concern about their bank accounts being stymied or shut down. Now, we’re taking a look back at some of the major events that took place before the House was able to push through its bill to bring Operation Choke Point to a halt.

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