President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law today, enacting a major piece of CUNA-supported bipartisan regulatory relief legislation. CUNA strongly supported the bill from the earliest negotiations in the Senate, and remained engaged with leagues and credit unions through House passage of the bill May. 22.
“President Trump’s signature on S. 2155 brings a successful end to one of the most comprehensive, historic advocacy efforts the credit union system has seen in quite some time. From the moment the text of the bill was released by a group of bipartisan Senators, credit unions made their voices heard wherever possible, resulting in significant regulatory relief for credit unions and 110 million Americans,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “This could not have been accomplished without fierce advocacy directly to members of Congress, in addition to social media posts, letters to the editor, the e-mails, the op-eds, all of which showed the majority of Congress that the time of one-size-fits-all regulations is over, and that American consumers need access to safe mortgages and other financial services products.”
CUNA is already working toward the next phase of its Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation, outlining changes it would like to see at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in a letter sent to House leadership shortly after S. 2155 passed.