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CBAI has professional lobbyists, a legal counsel and paralegal specializing in banking law who have only one constituency to serve - Illinois community banks. CBAI works tirelessly to advocate the cause of community banking, both in Springfield and Washington, D.C. CBAI has initiated and successfully guided through the legislative process numerous bills which benefit community banks. Each year, several bills are analyzed and tracked by CBAI Governmental Relations Team. CBAI takes an influential position on all bills related to banking, testifying when necessary.

Contact the Governmental Relations Team today!



Call on Washington is an annual lobbying trip organized by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois.  For 37 years, community bankers from across Illinois have been traveling to Washington, D.C. to express their position on issues to their Members of Congress.

The up-to-the-minute briefings by expert staff from Washington and face-to-face meetings with legislators provide first-hand knowledge of the pressing issues facing community banking. We cannot make a difference sitting idly by and allowing change to take place without providing input!  Let your voice be heard by those who can affect the process. 

This year’s Call on Washington will be in conjunction with ICBA’s 2020 Capital Summit. Along with CBAI coordinated events, Illinois’ entire delegation is also invited to attend ICBA’s meetings and events.  CBAI Staff will be scheduling all group meetings with the Illinois Congressional Delegation.

Let your voice be heard and join us for CBAI's Call on Washington!

 


     

Preliminary Schedule

(subject to change)
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
April 28 - May 1, 2020

Tuesday, April 28
11:00am - 7:00pm

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Summit Attendees Arrive
ICBA Registration Desk Open

Federal Delegate Board Meeting
(by ICBA Invitation)
4:00pm - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm


6:30pm - 8:00pm


7:30pm - 9:30pm
How to Conduct a Successful Meeting on Capitol Hill

ICBPAC Spring Reception*
(by ICBA Invitation)

Welcome Reception*/**
(light appetizers)

CBAI Welcome Dinner
   The Hamilton
   600 14th Street, NW
   Washington, DC
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Wednesday, April 29
7:00am - 3:00pm

7:40am - 9:15am


9:15am - 9:30am

9:30am
 
ICBA Registration Desk Open

Group Breakfast Meeting**
(Speaker to be announced)

CBAI Capitol Hill Briefing

Begin Shuttle Service for Capitol Hill Visits
(Departure site to be announced)
1:30pm - 4:30pm 





6:30pm - 9:30pm
Hospitality Lounge
   Bullfeathers on Capitol Hill
   410 1st Street, SE
   Washington, DC
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CBAI Appreciation Dinner
   Joe's Seafood, Prime Steaks and Stone Crab
   750 15th Street, NW
   Washington, DC
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Thursday, April 30 
7:00am - 7:40am

7:00am - 3:00pm

7:45am - 9:15am


9:15am - 9:30am

9:30am


1:30pm - 4:00pm


6:30pm - 9:00pm
 
Eye Openers

ICBA Registration Desk

Group Breakfast Meeting**
(Speaker to be announced)

CBAI Capitol Hill Briefing

Begin Shuttle Service for Capitol Hill Visits
(Departure site to be announced)

Committee Meetings
(by ICBA invitation)

ICBA Reception and Dinner*/**
(Location to be determined)
Friday, May 1 
7:00am - 9:00am

7:30am - 9:30am


Anytime
Capital Summit Attendees Depart 
ICBA Registration Desk Open

Group Breakfast Meeting**
(Speaker to be announced)

Departure
   
*Spouse/Significant other invited to participate, additional registration may be required
**Please present ticket at the door


Confirmed Speakers


Governor Michelle Bowman
Member, Federal Reserve Board  
 


Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
Ranking Member, House Financial Service Committee


 Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)
Member, Senate Banking Committee 

 

Hotel Accommodations

 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel for our Call on Washington and a special room rate of $329 per night (single or double) has been secured. Reservations must be made by Sunday, March 29.

Subject to availability, the Renaissance is willing to extend the group rate for several days on either side of the Call on Washington if you would like to arrive early or stay late.
Book your room now »
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If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Governmental Relations Team at 217/529-2265 or 800/736-2224.

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