Community banks are critical to the prosperity of Main Street America. Let Congress and the regulatory agencies know the importance of community banks and the issues that affect our industry.
ICBA engages members of Congress and federal regulators to help them understand our industry and concerns through our Community Focus 2020 plan and continuous push for pro-community bank policies.
Policy resolutions are approved by the ICBA Policy Development Committee and the Board of Directors to broadly describe the association’s major policy objectives for the year.
The resolutions are designed to provide policy guidance for ICBA officers and staff and general policy direction for ICBA standing committees, the Federal Delegate Board, councils, and task forces.Policy Resolution Priorities
Locally owned community banks have a direct and vital stake in their communities. Their business model is founded on personal relationships and direct knowledge of the business owners, families, and individuals that make up their communities.
ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing community banks. Through its public communications, ICBA tells the community banking story, promotes our principles, and positions ICBA as the leading source of information on the industry.
Nobody knows your customers and business better than you. Making regular contact with your lawmakers and staff will ensure that you become a trusted resource on issues related to community banking.
|Letter to Senate Ag Committee on B&I Programs||Senate Agriculture Committee||02/26/21|
|ICBA Letter on Appraisals||FHFA||02/26/21|
|Joint Letter on Main Street Tax Certainty Act||Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees||02/26/21|
|COVID Relief Package Should Include USDA Business and Industry Funding||House Rules Committee||02/25/21|
Supported by thousands of community bankers, the Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC) is a vital part of Be Heard. ICBPAC raised $1.85 million and contributed $1.5 million to over 300 federal candidates and committees during the 2020 election cycle to strengthen the community banking industry's reputation in Washington.