WASHINGTON (10/23/14)--In its annual list of Washington's top lobbyists, The Hill newspaper named Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle to its recognition roster after just a month in CUNA's top job.
"Nussle, a former House Budget Committee chairman and Office of Management and Budget director, has now taken the reins at CUNA, where he'll continue to fight against banks to save credit unions' tax exemption," the publication states.
CUNA achieved a successful result--and widespread accolades--for its efforts to preserve the credit union tax status as federal policymakers stripped the U.S. tax code down to zero and required industries to provide validation for their tax treatment.
CUNA's viral #DontTaxMyCreditUnion grassroots social media campaign reached millions and even had lawmakers joining in to tweet the credit union message. When House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) submitted a draft tax reform package in February of this year, he left the credit union tax status untouched.
The Hill's list of top lobbyists is created based on conversations with aides, other lobbyists and members of Congress. The newspaper covers lobbying and Capitol Hill activities. It is read largely by congressional members, their staff and lobbying organizations.