Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2017)—Today, OFN will honor Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) with the CDFI Congressional Champion Award. The award presentation comes on the eve of OFN’s annual Advocacy Day, when CDFIs from across the country will come to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress to discuss how CDFIs invest in their communities and create access to capital.
Senator Baldwin has strongly championed and supported community development and CDFIs throughout her career in public service, and most recently as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Senator Capito, as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, has been a strong advocate for programs supporting rural communities and has included the New Markets Tax Credit Program and the CDFI Fund among them.
Senator Cochran, as the second most senior Republican Senator and Chair of the Appropriations Committee, has long been a steward of bipartisan support and funding for CDFI programs, including the CDFI Fund and the New Markets Tax Credit Program.
Representative Quigley, as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, has been a champion of CDFIs, serving not only his district, but also nationwide.
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