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ICBA Praises Congress for Passing “Tax Extenders”

Washington, D.C. (December 16, 2010)-Jim MacPhee, ICBA chairman and CEO of Kalamazoo County State Bank, Kalamazoo, Mich., today issued this statement following House passage of legislation to extend high-priority tax measures.

"ICBA thanks the House for moving quickly to pass legislation to prevent tax increases for community banks and other small businesses. By voting to extend these critical tax measures before they expire, Congress has provided much-needed tax certainty and will allow community banks and other small businesses to better support job growth and the economic recovery. ICBA looks forward to seeing this important legislation signed into law by the president."