May 1 – The Independent Bankers Association of Texas — the largest state community banking association in the nation — is hosting its 25th Annual Congressional Visit, May 2-4, in Washington, D.C. More than 115 Texas community bankers and industry advocates will travel to our nation’s capital to make their voices heard with key decision makers, including elected officials and regulators.
“This is our opportunity to stand together and tell the community banking story to those who can help enact meaningful regulatory burden relief,” said IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston. “For the first time in years, we are very optimistic that long overdue community bank relief is within reach and can become a reality.”
Attendees will advocate for much-needed change to help secure the future of the community banking industry by providing members of the Texas Congressional Delegation real-life insight into the challenges they face serving their customers in the current regulatory landscape.
The schedule includes a briefing and reception, Capitol Hill visits and group meetings, among other activities. Additionally, several legislators will speak to IBAT members as a group about banking legislation and other important topics.
This year’s IBAT Congressional Visit takes place immediately following ICBA’s Washington Policy Summit, providing power in numbers, especially in regards to Capitol Hill visits. In addition to IBAT member bankers, associate members who are heavily invested in the future of the industry also attend this important trip.
To learn more about IBAT’s 25th Annual Congressional Visit, as well as IBAT’s federal and state advocacy efforts, visit www.ibat.org.