CUNA signed onto a letter sent Thursday to Congressional leaders calling for Capitol office buildings to open to the public. The letter was sent by the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics and signed by more than 200 organizations.
It calls on Congress to re-open Congressional office buildings without appointments starting July 11.
“What better message to send to the public that we are turning the corner on two years of very difficult and challenging times for this country than by announcing that Capitol Hill is again open to the public?” the letter reads. “We would like to begin an immediate dialogue with you to discuss reopening Congressional office buildings in a way that is safe for all with security measures already being used in many state legislatures.”
CUNA has been a leading voice on this issue. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote an op-ed in The Hill with similar concerns prior to the 2022 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, and Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan has supported efforts to reopen the campus.