FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; 202-329-9950; firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington (Aug. 4, 2016) - Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle's statement of appreciation for Rep. Steve LaTourette, who passed away Aug. 3:
"Credit unions are forced to say goodbye to a true friend with the passing of former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio). Steve and I served together in the House for 12 years and he was a good friend and a great voice for the people of Ohio.
"The credit union world--CUNA most certainly included--will never forget the bold role Steve took to preserve consumers' access to financial choice. By co-sponsoring the landmark 1998 Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151), he acted to preserve the right of consumers to join credit unions, essentially overturning a Supreme Court decision on the matter. Steve's leadership was key to the success of that momentous fight, and it illustrates just one time of many when he fought the good fight for credit union priorities.
"The credit union community extends its deepest sympathy to the congressman's family and friends and to all those who mourn his passing."