CBA Participates in Successful ABA Government Relations Summit

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Last week, CBA’s President & CEO, Rod Brown, was joined by five California bankers, including Chairman-elect Jeff Ball, at the ABA’s spring government relations summit. The event drew more than 1,100 bankers from across the country to Washington, D.C., to advocate on Capitol Hill and also have an opportunity to listen to several noteworthy featured general session speakers.

Speakers included chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, and a number of key regulatory officials including FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and Federal Reserve Governor Betsy Duke. The summit also featured a panel discussion on the credit union industry’s tax exemption. In addition, the California banking delegation conducted several successful Capitol Hill visits with California representatives to advocate on key industry issues, including a visit with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Devin Nunes and Rep. Jared Huffman. Bankers also met with Robert Edmonson, legislative director for House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and with Tim Del Monico, the legislative director for Rep. Linda Sanchez.

CBA wishes to thank all attendees who contributed to the success of this important trip.