Washington, D.C (Sept. 27, 2017)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) submitted to the Senate Banking Committee a petition of more than 10,000 community bank employees and advocates urging action on the association’s Plan for Prosperity regulatory relief platform. The petition includes signers from across the nation united in support of the comprehensive blueprint to promote localized lending and job growth.
“ICBA and the thousands of citizens who signed the petition supporting relief are counting on the Committee to act expeditiously and deliver on this bipartisan commitment,” ICBA wrote in its letter to Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
In the letter, ICBA also cited recent statements from the lawmakers advocating community bank relief from mortgage regulations and other needless red tape.
ICBA gathered signatures for the petition earlier this year and thanks all who signed. The association continues working with Congress to advance Plan for Prosperity provisions through all available legislative channels.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 5,700 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 ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.