InsideBanking does not support any political party, but we do support a pro-growth, fiscally responsible, pro-banking agenda. If you would like to stay current on political activities, we have added a few links that may assist you. We have also added a number of links related to lobbying and taxes. If you want to get involved, the first place to start is usually your chamber of commerce and your industry trade association. We have links to them also.
C-Span Twitter Feeds for Members of Congress
C-Span Twitter Feeds for Congressional Committees
U.S. Congressional Directory from Congress.org
The Committee on Financial Services
U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
InsideBanking News Page
Industry Trade Associations - These organizations are advocates for their members. Many are active in politics and engage in lobbying activities.
Economic and Political Blogs
Democratic Party (DNC)
Republican Party (RNC)
Green Party of the United States
Other Politically Related
National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Republican Governors Association
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)
Democratic Governors Association (DGA)
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
Lobbying Disclosure - Office of the Clerk of U.S. House of Representative - The site enables you to conduct disclosure and contribution filing searches.
American League of Lobbyists (ALL) - ALL has been the preeminent national organization representing professional lobbyists for the past 30 years. ALL prescribes a strong Code of Ethics for its members to follow, as well as, a rigorous Lobbying Certificate Program that assures lobbyists have a complete knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes.
Center for Effective Government (OMBWatch) - A website promoting government accountability. OMB Watch, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB oversees federal regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and much more.
OpenCongress - OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to increase civic engagement. The non-profit Sunlight Foundation is the Founding and Primary Supporter of OpenCongress.
OpenSecrets.org - OpenSecrets.org is provided by The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives.
Lobbyingfirms.com - Lobbyingfirms.com
Tax Foundation -
Center for National Policy - The Center for National Policy is an independent think tank dedicated to advancing the economic and national security of the United States.
Heritage Foundation - Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Disclosure: My wife and I have been supporters of the Heritage Foundation for a number of years.
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) - ICBA represents the interests of community banks in Washington DC.
American Bankers Association (ABA) - Founded in 1875, the American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation's $13 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees.
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) - Founded in 1984, NAGGL serves the government guaranteed lending community through training, events and lobbying activities.
ABA Letters to Congress
ABA Issues Index
NAGGL Legislative Action Center
cbconnect - Political connections for community banks
regulations.gov - Use this site to search and review original regulatory documents as well as comments submitted by others.