Meeting with ICBA banking leaders, Trump places focus on addressing regulatory burdens to help community banks lend to SMEs
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WASHINGTON, 3 May, 2017 – More than 100 ICBA community bankers and staff met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon at the White House as part of the 2017 ICBA Capital Summit. In an exclusive meeting with ICBA leadership bankers, Trump said the administration is focused on addressing regulatory burdens to help community banks lend to small businesses.
The meeting, which follows a separate White House meeting with community bankers on March 9, involved community bankers on ICBA's Executive Committee, board of directors, Federal Delegate Board, and policy committees. The ICBA community bankers presented President Trump with a red “Make Community Banking Great Again" cap.
The White House meeting was covered by numerous news outlets, including the Fox Business Network, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times and American Banker. More than 1,000 community bankers are in Washington this week for ICBA's Capital Summit to discuss critical issues community banking issues, such as regulatory relief through ICBA's Plan for Prosperity.