Consensus: Nothing Gets Done in D.C. without It
Simmons, Harris H., ABA Banking Journal
ABA'S JUST-COMPLETED NATIONAL Conference for Community Bankers reminded me that one of ABA's most important missions is to pull bankers together in mutually rewarding and productive ways.
That can be at conferences or it can take the form of rallying bankers to write to members of Congress, as more than 90,000 of us have done to prevent passage of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvement Act.
The case has often been made that ABA's single most important purpose is to build consensus in the banking industry. When Congress senses division or disagreement within an industry, our senators and representatives use that division as a convenient excuse not to act. Financial …
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Publication information: Article title: Consensus: Nothing Gets Done in D.C. without It. Contributors: Simmons, Harris H. - Author. Journal title: ABA Banking Journal. Volume: 98. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2006. Page number: 16. © 2009 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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