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Andrew Buczek is a government policy advisor in Dykema's Government Policy Practice Group. He has over 10 years of federal public policy and political experience assisting clients in developing effective legislative, regulatory and political strategies. His practice focuses on building successful partnerships between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, local governments and private industry, with an emphasis in the areas of housing, manufacturing, transportation, science and technology, as well as a wide array of local government and economic development projects.

With the new Trump Administration and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, Republicans have complete control of the executive and legislative branches of government for the first time in 10 years. As a result, many in the banking industry are cautiously optimistic that it will be possible to enact policy changes that loosen some of the restrictive regulations that resulted from Dodd-Frank and the Obama Administration’s implementation of the law. Burdensome regulation is often blamed for holding back our nation’s economy and preventing a full economic recovery. With the Republican take-over of Washington, leading banking organizations, like the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Independent Community Bankers of American (ICBA), are expected to pursue a robust policy agenda that focuses on easing regulation and improving consumers’ access to credit and increasing economic growth.
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