Fitzpatrick Connects With Community Bankers

Aug 5, 2013 Issues: Financial Services, Tax Reform
Fitzpatrick Connects With Community Bankers

GLENSIDE, PA - Congressman Fitzpatrick (PA-8) was the featured speaker Monday morning at a meeting of community bankers from around the region.

“Community bankers drive the growth of our local economy,” said Fitzpatrick. “Their finger is on the pulse of what is really happening in our neighborhoods.”

Representatives from nearly 25 community banking institutions listened to Fitzpatrick provide an update on Washington, including a question and answer portion from attendees.

Fitzpatrick - a member of the House Financial Services Committee – spoke on a number of financial and policy topics including discussion on tax reform, the idea of ‘too-big-to-fail’ banking, and the growth of the housing market and its effects on the economy.

“It’s important I report back to my constituents on the goings-on in Washington- that includes community bankers,” added Fitzpatrick. “Just as I weigh the opinions of my neighbors in Bucks and Montgomery counties when considering important issues in the nation’s capital, it’s vital that I consider the thoughts and ideas of the business leaders who are directly affected by our government’s policies.”

The event kicked off a number of industry town halls, listening sessions and business visits throughout the district that Fitzpatrick has planned this summer.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.