Federal Government Relations

Overview

CBA Federal Government Relations

Welcome to the CBA Federal Government Relations section, where you’ll find the latest information on federal banking legislation. In addition, you can find information about federal legislative alerts. Much of the information on this page is available to members only.

General information

CBA Participates in ABA Freshman Fly-In

CBA President and CEO Rod Brown, Chairman Rick Sanborn, Immediate Past Chairman Jeff Ball and Treasurer Louise Walker, joined nearly 80 bankers and state association executives from across the country, participating in the ABA’s Freshman Fly-In in Washington, D.C. last week. The fly-in is part of an effort to lay the foundation for solid and lasting personal relationships with the 71 new members of Congress and educate them about key banking issues.

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Change in FHLB Membership Criteria Proposed; Export-Import Bank Charter Extended

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has proposed significant changes to eligibility for membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system. Under the proposed rule, members would be required to hold 1% of assets in home mortgage loans, and they would also be required to have at least 10% of assets in residential mortgage loans on an ongoing basis, not just upon application for membership.