The American Bankers Association,  the Consumer Bankers Association,  the Independent Community Bankers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Associations) and our members oppose discrimination in any form and seek to treat all customers fairly. Banks are committed to serving the families and businesses in their communities and proudly supply the financial products and services that provide important economic opportunities for individuals, families, and small business owners. It follows that banks support fair, objective, and transparent enforcement of civil rights and fair lending laws. However, we cannot support the CFPB’s recent actions, taken without legislative authority, to extend fair lending laws beyond the bounds carefully set by Congress.