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.

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Community bankers descended on Washington, D.C., to urge additional meaningful regulatory relief during the Community Bankers Association of Illinois’ 37 th Annual Call on Washington, which was held April 28 – May 1, 2019. Again this year, CBAI’s Call on D.C. was held in conjunction with the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) Capital Summit. More than 1,000 community bankers from across the country brought their message to the nation’s capital and told their community bank story to illustrate the need for additional regulatory relief.

Participation in CBAI’s lobbying events in Washington are vital to maintaining the survival of a vibrant community banking profession and the franchise value of your community bank. If you have not participated in these events in the past, now is the time to get involved and make a difference!

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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