CBA Statement Regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address

February 12, 2013
Jean Marie Bunton

Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013) – Tonight, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before the United States Congress. Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association released this statement in advance:

The American Dream and the health of our economy are dependent on meeting the financial needs of individuals and small businesses. CBA’s members are devoted to this cause. We urge Congress and the Administration to work together to create an environment where economic certainty allows new enterprise to flourish, students to obtain an affordable college education, and families to own their homes. Our banks are healthy and stand ready to do their part. We urge Congress and the Administration to do theirs.

About CBA
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the trade association for today's leaders in retail banking - banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses. The nation's largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members, collectively holding two-thirds of the industry's total assets. CBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the retail banking industry as it strives to fulfill the financial needs of the American consumer and small business.

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