Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Today more than 1,000 community bankers and industry advocates gathered in Washington for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) annual Washington Policy Summit, which runs through Thursday. Community bankers from around the nation will meet with their members of Congress to discuss issues that impact community banks, local economies and their customers they serve on Main Street. Key issues include regulatory relief, housing-finance reform, ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity and ending the credit union and Farm Credit System tax subsidies. In addition to meeting with their policymakers, community bankers will hear remarks from key speakers include Senate Banking Committee members Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) on Wednesday and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday.
“Community banks nationwide are the bright spot in this country’s economic system by lending to local residents and small businesses to create jobs, fuel local economies and help entrepreneurs and small business thrive,” said ICBA Chairman John H. Buhrmaster, president of 1st National Bank of Scotia, N.Y. “We’re looking forward to speaking with our members of Congress this week so we can discuss key issues face-to-face.”
Community bankers will make specific recommendations on key issues in meetings with members of Congress, including:
For a full list of ICBA’s policy priorities, Washington Policy Summit and more information about community banks, visit http://www.icba.org.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.icba.org.
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