ABA Offers Packet for August Recess Advocacy

With the House now in recess and the Senate leaving Washington, D.C., this week, lawmakers will spend August in their home states to meet with constituents. Bankers are encouraged to set up appointments now if they have not done so already.

“Recently, several ABA-advocated bills were passed by the House Financial Services Committee, and many more are still under consideration in both the House and the Senate,” said ABA EVP James Ballentine. “It is imperative that we keep this momentum going into the August recess so we can pick up where we left off when Congress returns to session in September.”

ABA is today providing a free, online packet of resources to help bankers focus conversations with their lawmakers. The packet includes talking points and issue backgrounders on regulatory relief, tailored regulation, portfolio lending, Federal Reserve Bank dividends, credit unions, the Farm Credit System and other issues that affect bankers’ ability to do business.

Through Bankers Speak Up, bankers can also find information about hosting members of Congress in their banks — especially for Take Your Lawmaker to Work Week — or working with their state associations to set up visits. For more information, contact ABA’s Erin Scheithe.