CUNA’s advocacy to ensure NCUA isn’t placed under the appropriations process continues this week as the House could vote on an appropriations bill (H.R. 3354) containing a provision that would do just that. A CUNA-supported amendment to the bill, offered by Reps. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), would remove that language from H.R. 3354.
“We strongly support the amendment to strike that language, and have been working with credit unions and leagues to make sure members of the House understand our support, understand why it’s important the provision is stripped form the bill,” said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan.
CUNA issued an action alert last week for credit union stakeholders to contact their elected officials to support the Amodei-Aguilar amendment, and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle followed up Sunday with a call to action, sending supports to CUNA’s Grassroots Action Center to reach out to their legislator.
In addition, CUNA will be watching as the Senate Appropriations Committee and subcommittee on financial services and general government (FSGG) prepare its own FSGG appropriations bill this week.
CUNA is also engaged with several hearings in both chambers this week, including:
Additional details can be found on CUNA’s Removing Barriers Blog.