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In an email to ABA member CEOs today, ABA Chairman Dan Blanton highlighted a number of positive changes the industry brought about during 2015, and called on bankers to increase their advocacy efforts in order to become a “more formidable political force” in the coming year.
ABA today applauded the bankers — all of them ABA members — honored by the American Banker newspaper in its “Best in Banking” year-end awards.
In an email to bank CEOs today, ABA’s Rob Nichols expressed his disappointment over the omission of meaningful regulatory relief provisions from the compromise omnibus spending bill that was presented to the House and Senate late last night.
Despite its insistence that it is a “data-driven agency,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has repeatedly failed to live up to appropriate data collection standards, said ABA EVP Wayne Abernathy in testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today.
In remarks to ABA’s Community Bankers Council on Wednesday, Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet encouraged bankers to “take a second look” at how SBA programs can complement their small business lending.
The administrative committee of ABA’s Government Relations Council convenes today in Washington for its fall meeting.
President Obama on Friday signed a long-term highway bill that included several regulatory relief provisions long advocated by ABA.
ABA’s trade finance subsidiary, BAFT, today applauded the passage of legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States.