WASHINGTON (9/10/15)--Congress returned to work following its August recess on Tuesday, but the end of the year still looms. Credit union advocates have only a few months before the congressional session adjourns on Dec. 18 to remind lawmakers about important regulatory relief priorities.
Those priorities include a number of regulatory relief bills that Congress is expected to mark up in the coming weeks, including The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and, within it, Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015.
The measures would provide much-needed regulatory relief to credit unions, according to CUNA. CUNA sent a letter this week to Senate leadership to reiterate its support for the bills.
To help advocate for passage of these measures, and to discuss other issues important to the movement, credit unions nationwide have plans to march to Washington, D.C., before the calendar flips to 2016.
The schedule of “Hike the Hill” visits for the rest of 2015 includes:
The Hill visits double-down on the work by credit union leagues across the country to meet with lawmakers during the summer recess. A number of leagues reported successful and productive meetings with lawmakers, including Texas, Arkansas and Pennsylvania.