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Bankers hit Capitol Hill last week

September 16, 2014

More than three dozen bankers from across the state convened in our nation's capital last week as part of the OBA's Annual Washington Visit.

Bankers received briefings from the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Treasury, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the FDIC and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Additionally, the bankers also had a chance to catch up with members of the Oklahoma delegation on Capitol Hill.

Taking part in the Annual Washington Visit is an important part of letting our industry's vote be heard. Start planning now for next year's visit: contact Adrian Beverage for details!


Do you know about 'Friends of Traditional Banking'?

“Friends of Traditional Banking” is a new advocacy group that has emerged and has become one of the fastest-growing groups in the country. Its mission is simple – to build a list of everyone in America who cares about the future of traditional banking and what it means to them and to their communities, and then direct them all to make a donation in two of the most important races for traditional banking.

Industry leaders who direct Friends of Traditional Banking have been vetting candidates and analyzing races across the country to identify the two most important races for traditional banking. We encourage everyone who understands the critical role of traditional banking to go to www.friendsoftraditionalbanking.com and join the growing list of people who are ready to act to save traditional banking.

Support regulatory relief effort

We're asking all bankers in Oklahoma to help us convince their congressman to co-sponsor three bills that have been moved to the House floor for consideration yet this year. The bills are H.R. 2673, H.R. 4521 and H.R. 4466.

The ABA has made it easy to send a letter by going to this website and following the simple instructions to send a letter by email.

What might be even more effective is to use the Twitter handles for your Congressman and use the suggested tweets below. The Twitter handles for each Congressman are as follows:

OBA's economic impact brochure shows importance of banks

The OBA communications department recently developed an "Economic Impact Brochure" that breaks out how much Oklahoma-chartered banks mean to the economy of the state. The brochure will be used in OBA visits with government officials and media to help illustrated the positives of banking in our state.

If your bank would like a professional printing version (larger file size, along with printer's marks) to have professionally printed by a local company of your choice, feel free to contact the OBA's communications department.

If you have any question about this brochure, or its use, feel free to contact Jeremy Cowen or Kristin Ewing in the OBA communications department.



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