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IBAT extends its sincere thanks to those who joined us for last week’s Community Banking Day at the Capitol. Members of the IBAT family from across the state met with elected officials and staff to “tell the community banking story” and discuss both proactive and defensive issues impacting our industry. Special thanks to Representative Andy Murr, Commissioner Charles Cooper and tax consultant James LeBas for addressing the attendees at the reception and briefing.

“Nothing compares to the impact a constituent can have in the office of an elected official in Austin or Washington,” said IBAT President and CEO Christopher Williston. “The expense and effort put into this trip conveys a strong message to lawmakers about the importance of these issues and our industry. Your work makes a difference, and it is appreciated.”

29th Annual Congressional Visit

May 14-17 | Washington, D.C.

Registration for IBAT’s 29th Annual Congressional Visit is now open. Once again, this year’s visit will be held in conjunction with ICBA’s Capital Summit, May 14-17, which helps with the power of numbers when making visits on Capitol Hill. Only bankers can provide real-life examples that tell the true story about the challenges they face every day due to the current regulatory landscape.

Details are coming together for another outstanding opportunity to meet with your own elected officials, hear from federal regulators, converse with key lawmakers from Texas and get to know your Texas colleagues and community bankers from around the country. We invite you to join us in this critical advocacy effort. Your voice is crucial as we address numerous challenges emanating from Washington, D.C.