WASHINGTON (3/18/15, UPDATED 2:10 p.m. ET)--Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) reintroduced a bill (S. 774 ) intended to enhance safety and soundness by increasing the consistency and fairness of the regulatory examination system today.
CUNA supports the legislation as a needed step toward improving the federal examination process, and testified in support of it as recently as today's House Financial Services Committee hearing on regulatory relief (read more in News Now Thursday).
The 2015 exam fairness bill is nearly identical to the senators' 2013 legislation and would:
CUNA has said that the legislation will help to ensure the federal financial institution regulatory agencies conduct fair exams for those they supervise, which are consistent with the law and regulation and ensure safety and soundness.
Also today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) reintroduced the CUNA-supported Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act, which take credit union loans on 1-to-4 unit, non-owner occupied residential dwellings out from under the statutory cap on member business loans.