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CUNA and Leagues issued an action alert Thursday calling on credit unions to contact their senators to oppose attaching the big box interchange bill to a draft legislative package to fund the federal government past Sept. 30. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., has filed the text of the bill as an amendment.
Stakeholders can send messages to their Senator through CUNA’s Grassroots Action Center.
Marshall has also said he will oppose all legislation on the chamber floor that does not include if it does not include the interchange bill language, so he will likely attempt to attach it to future bills as well.
Interchange bill co-sponsors Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Marshall spoke on the senate floor in support of their big box interchange bill Wednesday.
CUNA launched a series of geotargeted ads on Capitol Hill this week featuring members of the Illinois business community stating the current system works for them and doesn’t need legislation changing it.