FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-329-9950
Washington, DC (January 22, 2018) - The Senate voted in favor of a temporary funding bill Monday to keep the federal government open through Feb. 8. The House is expected to quickly approve the measure and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it shortly, ending the government shutdown.
“We’re thankful that this situation has been resolved for the millions of credit union members affected by the shutdown. Credit unions embodied the ‘people helping people’ mantra over the past few days, reaching out to affected members in numerous ways to help them ensure financial stability, and it was inspiring to witness their dedication,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA will remain fully engaged to protect credit union funding priorities as negotiations continue for a more permanent funding solution.”
Credit unions across the country rolled out additional products and services for affected members as soon as the government shut down, including: