CUNA, league representatives, and individual credit unions continued the push for regulatory relief under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in a series of meetings with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff to open 2018. CUNA previously submitted a petition outlining ways the FCC could provide relief for credit unions.
The engagement included meetings over two weeks with senior FCC staff in all of the offices including Chairman Ajit Pai, and Commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr, as well as with the Consumer Policy Division.
CUNA highlighted the chilling effect the TCPA is having on consumer-friendly and much sought communications with members, and discussed CUNA’s proposed relief.
The FCC issued an omnibus TCPA ruling in 2015 and several other interpretations of the TCPA, which have created convoluted requirements for compliance when contacting credit union members.
In its petition, CUNA proposed two ways the FCC could provide relief:
More than a dozen bipartisan members of Congress wrote to the FCC in December asking for CUNA-requested clarifications to the TCPA.