In Washington this morning, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) asked the OBA if we would be able to help get the word out about the Small Business Administration’s effort to help with the disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
You can click here to see the SBA’s page on disaster assistance.
“I assured the senator that Oklahoma bankers would continue to do what they can to help the victims of (hurricanes) Harvey and Irma,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “We’ve already been able to collect funds from bankers to the victims of Harvey, and getting this word out might provide some additional and needed help.”
Beverage accompanied a number of Oklahoma bankers who joined the State Chamber to talk with the Oklahoma delegation about tax reform and regulatory relief.
“There’s no question our delegation ‘gets it,’ on both topics,” Beverage said. “The optimism of our state’s senators and representatives gives me more confidence that congressional efforts, coupled with those of the administration, are likely to bear fruit. It can’t come soon enough.”
Beverage noted virtually all members of the delegation talked about the things accomplished in the 115th Congress, including the passage of more than 300 pieces of legislation.
“The media stories don’t reflect the work that’s been done,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said. “All the media wants to talk about is the dysfunction of Washington, but the reality is we are getting things done, and the president is going to do what’s necessary to make certain that continues.”