IIA Advocacy Efforts Continue in Washington
IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers met with several U.S. government officials in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The purpose of the trip was to introduce The IIA as a resource to assist U.S. Congress and regulators in raising the standard of business conduct and impressing on organizations the need to follow sound corporate governance practices, all in the pursuit of cost-effectively enhancing long-term investor confidence.
On May 9, Chambers met with members of the U.S. Congressional CPA Caucus as well as Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) — all members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. He also met with U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. The following day, he engaged in discussions with senior staff members of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
“It was very gratifying to see the level of interest by the members of Congress during our meetings; their enthusiasm was evidenced by the issues and concerns we discussed,” said Chambers. “The IIA looks forward to being a resource to Congress as future legislation is being crafted.”