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From the Top

Too-big-to-fail—telling the facts and figures By Bill Loving, Chairman of ICBA In my travels, I’ve confirmed that regardless of where you live, the lifeblood of each and every community is its community banker and his or her desire to make their community a better place to live and work. This means that, as community bankers, […]

Stone by Stone

ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity gains momentum in Congress to alleviate the regulatory avalanche crushing community banks By Kelly Pike It seems that everyone in Congress agrees that community banks need regulatory relief—and despite the challenges of passing legislation, there is reason to believe that meaningful regulatory-relief legislation may make significant progress this fall with ICBA’s […]

Ready to Run

By Camden R. Fine Question: How long does it take for Congress to enact a new law? Answer:Much longer—and far shorter—than anyone can predict. The U.S. Senate is commonly referred to, sometimes deferentially and sometimes facetiously, as the world’s greatest deliberative body. The description springs from the seemingly boundless debating (and delaying) powers and prerogatives […]

Clearing the Way

By Bill Loving As members of Congress head back to Washington this month from their summer recess, there’s something that should give them cleardirection on how they can help community banks prosper—it’s called The Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act of 2013 or CLEAR Act. With separate but similar versions introduced in the Senate […]

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