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It’s Go Time on Regulatory Relief

Mar 01, 2018
800px-us_capitol_domeGet ready, folks—the moment we’ve been waiting for is about to arrive. The Senate is expected to vote early next week on long-anticipated legislation providing comprehensive regulatory relief to the nation’s community banks. For community bankers everywhere, it is time to gear up for the biggest grassroots event in recent memory!

Here we are, finally, at the culmination of a years-long campaign to tailor regulations and ease unnecessary burdens on community banks so we can better serve our communities. Following meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill, dozens of hearings and committee votes, and countless communications with elected officials, the time has come. This is a major test—one that we MUST pass.

So let’s all stand up and be heard! ICBA is calling on community bankers nationwide to weigh in early and often next week as the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) is brought to the Senate floor.

And I’m talking ALL community banks—from the C-suite to the frontline to the board of directors. We need everyone in this great industry to reach out and urge our senators to vote in favor of this vital legislation.

For the community bankers out there who don’t have your Senate offices on speed dial, ICBA makes it easy to get in touch with lawmakers. Our Be Heard grassroots action center offers a one-stop shop with customizable emails and tweets urging senators to sign on to S. 2155 and thanking those who already have.

The Senate has begun clearing procedural hurdles to bring S. 2155 to the floor first thing Tuesday. Let’s be ready to hit the ground running and leave no doubt in our lawmakers’ minds about the importance of passing S. 2155. The time has come—let’s leave nothing on the field!

Be Heard on S. 2155 Today

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