Today is the start of the first Congressional recess of 2017. Members of Congress will be in their districts from February 20 to February 26 and will use this time as an opportunity to meet with constituents, host town hall meetings, and tour site visits within the district.
With a new Congress, it is more critical now than ever to share the impact of CDFIs across the nation.
As a former Hill staffer, I always looked forward to attending Congressional briefings because they were an opportunity to learn about the policy issues impacting different industries and hear from the perspective of practitioners.
There is something about a fresh calendar and new year that opens a world of possibilities. OFN provides many ways for you to engage in the ongoing national discussion about the importance of CDFIs, and this year is no exception.
Our 2016 Advocacy Day on May 25 was a great opportunity for OFN Members and staff to seek support for the policy priorities in the FY 2017 budget.