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Page A-12 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncounty, com A bipartisan bill intended to help Americans save more money is head- ed to the president's desk for a sig- nature. The American Savings Promotion Act, which U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) introduced passed the House in September and the Sen- ate earlier this month. It would al- low banks nationwide to offer prize- linked savings accounts. "I'm :pleased that Congress actu- ally approved a bipartisan bill that helps more families save money," Kilmer told the Journal last week. "I think one of the things I'm most ex- cited about is it's an idea both Demo- crats and Republicans were able to get behind." While in the state Legislature, Kilmer, whose 6th District includes most of Mason County, successfully worked to pass a bill to allow Wash- ington state financial institutions to offer prize-linked savings accounts. However, banks and federal finan- cial institutions