Nov 29, 2021 | NewsWatch Today

Five Democratic senators oppose Omarova nomination: report

Five Democratic senators reportedly don't support Saule Omarova’s nomination to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, raising fresh doubts about her confirmation after ICBA and state community banks groups expressed opposition.

How and Why We’re Updating Our Twitter Strategy to Better Serve Members

Nov 24, 2021
For more than 90 years, ICBA has provided value to our membership in a wide variety of ways and places. Today, we are refocusing efforts to better serve our members on Twitter.

Statement on Federal Reserve Nominations of Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard

Nov 22, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today’s announcement that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman and Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard as vice chair.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Reconciliation Bill

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the House passage of its budget reconciliation bill.

ICBA Introduces BankTech Ventures Investment Fund

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the Initial Closing of a fund launched by BankTech Ventures, LP. The venture capital fund is designed to accelerate technology opportunities and adoption at community banks.
Feb 25, 2021 | Letters to Regulators

COVID Relief Package Should Include USDA Business & Industry (B&I) Funding

The B&I program is expected to exhaust current funding in the next few months and faces a projected $1 billion shortfall in loan authority this fiscal year. This program is vital to sustaining rural businesses and job creation.
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