Bankers Meet with Congressman Scalise

LBA staff and bankers from the district met with Congressman Steve Scalise on Oct. 8 to discuss current issues of concern including, among others, the bad IRS proposal to require more bank customer information reporting, flood insurance premium increases under Risk Rating 2.0 and a concerning proposal for SBA to do more direct lending. Among the bankers in attendance were LBA Chairman Jerry Ledet of Synergy Bank and LBA board members Steve Crispino of South Louisiana Bank, Chris Ferris of Fidelity Bank and Chip Knight of Hancock Whitney Bank.