Legislation articles

A Fresh Start in Congress

A Fresh Start in Congress

Led by ICBA’s legislative experts, community banking’s agenda in the 113th Congress will zero in on regulatory and tax relief By John Hand and Alan Keller With the start of the 113th Congress under way, there is no shortage of issues for debate in Washington. While tax and spending issues have dominated the headlines in […]

Can Opposites Attract?

Reps. Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters: an unlikely pairing that offers a test case of congressional cooperation on the House Financial Services Committee By Tim Cook Could political Mercury and Pluto ever share the same orbit? Debate continues in Washington about how to extract Capitol Hill from its partisan policymaking gridlock. For those wondering whether […]


New Committee Brings New Opportunities for Community Banks

New Committee Brings New Opportunities for Community Banks By Aaron Stetter As the 113th Congress gets underway it is important to note the key “players,” both returning and new, who will steer financial services policy for the next two years. While ICBA enjoyed strong working relationships with both the outgoing House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer […]