Legislative Activity

  • May 14, 2020
    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House House Minority Leader H-232 U.S. Capitol H-204 U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy: Thank you for your continued leadership as our nation rises to meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis and for your efforts to support our economy during this time...
  • April 29, 2020
    Dear Senator Cunningham: I am writing on behalf of the members of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) to express opposition to Senate Bill 2358 as currently drafted. CBA usually comments on federal policy, but we consider it necessary to weigh in on this legislation because it would conflict with national safety and soundness practices and potentially disrupt credit markets nationally. We are...
  • February 12, 2020
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified today before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee for his semiannual monetary policy report to Congress. Key Takeaways: Republicans and Democrats alike stressed the importance of Fed independence and encouraged Chairman Powell to maintain that posture in all matters. On economic issues, several Republican Senators lauded the...
  • February 12, 2020
    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion held a hearing today examining diversity and inclusion (D&I) accountability at large banks and reviewed a report conducted by the committee which evaluated D&I practices at the nation's largest banks. A full hearing summary prepared by the CBA Team is available here .
  • February 4, 2020
    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing today titled “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” Chairwoman Waters (D-CA) opened the hearing by emphasizing the harmful impacts payday lending and rent-a-bank schemes having on consumers, particularly referencing the OCC and FDIC’s proposed rule as providing “...
  • January 28, 2020
    January 28, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol H-232 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol H-204 Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McCarthy: On behalf of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), I am writing in opposition to H.R. 3621,...
  • December 18, 2019
    Banks and public advocacy groups agree that the Community Reinvestment Act needs to change. But is the latest proposal moving in the right direction?
  • October 22, 2019
    CBA Commends House, Encourages Senate Action on Beneficial Ownership Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Corporate Transparency Act (H.R. 2513), Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement thanking the bill’s key sponsors, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Pete King (R-N.Y.), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.),...
  • July 16, 2019
    July 16, 2019 The Honorable Frank Pallone The Honorable Greg Walden Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Energy & Commerce Committee on Energy & Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member Walden: On behalf of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) I write to share our...
  • July 11, 2019
    July 11, 2019 The Honorable Maxine Waters Chairwoman Committee on Financial Services 2129 Rayburn House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Patrick McHenry Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services 4340 O’Neill House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry: On behalf...

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