ICBA engages members of Congress and federal regulators to help them understand our industry and concerns through our Legislative Priorities for the 118th Congress 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 Resolutions
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.
|Joint Trades Opposition Letter to Rate Cap Amendment||Sens. Jack Reed and Jeff Merkley||09/26/23|
|Joint Trades Letter Opposing Credit Card Price Control Bill||Sen. Josh Hawley||09/20/23|
|Letter on Reconsiderations of Residential Real Estate Valuations||FDIC, Fed, OCC, CFPB||09/20/23|
|Letter on CBDC Bills Ahead of House Markup||House Financial Services Committee||09/19/23|
|Joint Letter on Suspended Counterparty Program Proposal||Federal Housing Finance Agency||09/18/23|
|Comments on DOJ and FTC Merger Guidlines||Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission||09/18/23|
|Request to Confirm the Legality of Special Purpose Credit Programs||FDIC, Fed, OCC, CFPB, FHFA, HUD||09/08/23|
|Joint Letter on SBA Lending Legislation Priorities||House Small Business Committee||09/08/23|
|ICBA Letter Urging 2023 Extension of National Flood Insurance Program||House, Senate leaders||09/06/23|
|FOIA Request Letter on Rakuten Charter Application||NCUA||09/06/23|
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.