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OBA Update

OBA Weekly Update

June 2017

  • June 12, 2017

    Week of June 12

    Financial CHOICE Act clears House of Representatives Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, on a party-line vote in which only one Republican voted with the Democrats to oppose the bill. No Democrats voted to approve the bill. The actual vote was 233-186, and all five Oklahoma Representatives voted in favor of the bill. As …

May 2017

  • May 30, 2017

    Week of May 30

    Greetings from Guy By Guy Sims OBA Chairman I hope everyone enjoyed the convention. It was great to see so many bankers from across the state. I want to thank the OBA staff for all the work it puts into making our convention successful.   I also would like thank Curtis Davidson for his leadership over the past year. Curtis …

  • May 8, 2017

    Week of May 8

    CHOICE Act marked up, advanced to full House H.R. 10 – the Financial CHOICE Act, was recently introduced by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on April 26, 2017. Hensarling currently serves as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. The Committee conducted a three-day mark-up that concluded last Thursday, and an amended version was reported to the full House on strictly party-line …

  • May 1, 2017

    Week of May 1

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Chambers of Commence are one of our strongest allies. Be it local or national, chambers and banks have the same goal: to support economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurship. Last week, I watched a webcast from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Capital Markets Summit titled “Kickstarting Growth: The Small Business Story.” I …

April 2017

  • April 24, 2017

    Week of April 24

    CHOICE Act introduced, to be considered Wednesday Thursday, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, released his latest version of the Financial Choice Act.  We’ve talked about this approach before in this space and we featured it at the recent Bankers’ Night Out Programs across the state.   The intent of this 600-page bill is to “repeal …

  • April 17, 2017

    Week of April 17

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Someone once said, “What you put into life is what you get out of it.” That same concept is also true as it relates to your bank’s investment in the OBA.  As we were preparing the budget for the next fiscal year, it caused me to closely examine what my OBA dues …

  • April 10, 2017

    Week of April 10

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Here’s the real story about my favorite community banker. P.D. moved to Ardmore a year after he married his childhood sweetheart, Raymonde, who was known simply as Ray. He found a cashier job with Ardmore National Bank. He soon worked directly under Lee Cruce, who would become Oklahoma’s second governor. P.D. and …

  • April 3, 2017

    Week of April 3

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman OBA road trip continues. We have reached our half way point for the OBA Spring Bankers’ Night Out events. Attendance has been great at all three locations; Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Over 300 bankers and vendors have come together to do what we do best; eat and socialize. We also learned …

March 2017

  • March 13, 2017

    Week of March 13

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Last Thursday’s meeting between President Trump and community bankers has been widely reported and discussed, and is covered in more detail below. I would also like to reflect on a few points and the significance of this meeting. Can you remember when a sitting president has met with bankers who represent the …

February 2017

  • February 27, 2017

    Week of Feb. 27

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman If you are still sitting on the fence about attending the ABA Government Relations Summit on March 20-22, let me encourage you to go. ABA has assembled a top-notch program and the price of admission couldn’t be better. It’s free to all bankers whether or not you are an ABA member. Here’s …