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Washington, DC (April 14, 2015) – CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle praised today’s introduction of the NCUA Budget Transparency Act. The CUNA-backed legislation, introduced by Senators Dean Heller and Mark Warner, would require the NCUA to make several aspects of its budget process public.
“The NCUA is funded by credit unions and their more than 100 million members; it makes perfect sense that the agency should be transparent with its budget,” said Nussle. “I thank Senators Heller and Warner for their leadership on this issue and hope this legislation comes to a vote.”
The NCUA Budget Transparency Act would amend the Federal Credit Union Act to require the NCUA to make a copy of its draft operating budget publicly available and printed in the Federal Register. It would also require the agency to provide notice of a public hearing, conduct a hearing and allow the public to submit comments on the budget.
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