CUNA Officials Pledge To Redouble Efforts To Reduce Regulatory Burden
Reducing credit unions' regulatory burden--one of the top priorities of the Credit Union National Association for this year--will be pushed for aggressively on Capitol Hill and when dealing with the regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over credit unions.

"We plan to continue our good working relationships with the agencies--we want them to respect us even if they don't like us--and continue to provide them with data to show how regulations impact credit union operations,'' CUNA Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn said during a panel discussion at CUNA's 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference held here through today. More than 4,200 credit union leaders registered for the conference. Read More

Matz Tells GAC: A 'New' NCUA Is Coming
National Credit Union Administration Chairman Debbie Matz Monday announced her plan for a "new" NCUA, one that will be more responsive to emerging risks, industry challenges and credit unions' needs. She delivered her message in a keynote address today at the Credit Union National Association's 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference. Read More
New CUNA Chair: CUs Must Boost Advocacy Efforts
Credit unions are well-known in Washington for their grassroots involvement, and they will need to get politically engaged on even a larger scale if they hope to advance their legislative goals, new Credit Union National Association Chairman Pat Wesenberg said on Tuesday.  Read More

Bachus To GAC: Lawmakers May Revisit Interchange Cap This Year
Federal lawmakers may revisit the topic of interchange fee cap legislation this year, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) said in a Tuesday speech before the Credit Union National Association's 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington.  Read More

Hensarling Vows To Stand With CUs In Preserving Tax-Exempt Status
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), speaking Tuesday at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., said he will help credit unions preserve their tax-exempt status.  Read More

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