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 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.
|Support for the Making the CFPB Accountable to Small Business Act||Rep. Scott Fitzgerald||03/22/23|
|Support for Small Lenders Exempt from New Data and Excessive Reporting Act||Reps. Hill, Luetkemeyer, Williams||03/20/23|
|Support for Senate TAILOR Act of 2023||Sen. Mike Rounds||03/20/23|
|Support for House Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act of 2023||Rep. Drew Ferguson||03/20/23|
|Comments on Beneficial Ownership Information Reports||Financial Crimes Enforcement Network||03/20/23|
|Joint Letter Calling for Sufficient Farm Bill Budget Resources||House, Senate Budget Committees||03/14/23|
|Joint Letter on White House Fiscal 2024 Budget||House Budget, Ways and Means Committees||03/10/23|
|Support for House Central Bank Digital Currency Anti-Surveillance State Act||Rep. Tom Emmer||03/08/23|
|Comments on Digital Assets Research and Development||Office of Science and Technology Policy||03/03/23|
|Extension Request on Safeguarding Advisory Client Assets Proposed Rule||SEC||03/03/23|
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.