Roundtable on Serving Unbanked and Underbanked Americans

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 10:00am
2008 Rayburn House Office Building

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Event Examined How Public and Private Institutions can Work Together to Expand Access to Financial Services

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 10:00am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a roundtable event titled, “America’s Unbanked and Underbanked,” that examined how Congress can work with financial institutions and private sector stakeholders to expand access to banking services for underserved communities. The bipartisan discussion also centered on affordable access to regular checking and savings accounts for the unbanked and underbanked, with a focus on best practices and efforts by the federal government to enhance financial service options for historically marginalized populations.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Robert E. James, II, Chairman, National Bankers Association; President, Carver Development CDE, LLC, an affiliate of Carver State Bank
  • Wole Coaxum, CEO, MoCaFi
  • Ines Polonius, CEO, Communities Unlimited
  • Aaron Klein, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Justin Fisk, Director of Research and Policy, Online Lender’s Alliance
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