Jim Nussle statement on reopening of gov’t

January 26, 2019


CONTACT: Stephen Fitzmaurice – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6715;         

Washington, DC (January 25, 2018) – Today Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a bill to reopen the federal government with funding through February 15.  

“Throughout the shutdown, America’s credit unions have been ensuring that those affected by the shutdown have been able to avoid financial calamity. With today’s passage of legislation to temporarily reopen the government, many of these families will see their backpay restored, and can return to financial security,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We will continue to engage with lawmakers as they work to continue funding the government beyond the February 15th stopgap date.”     

Credit unions around the country started rolling out offerings to help affected members as soon as the shutdown began, and continued rolling out additional services, such as fee-free payment skip, 0% APR loans and other financial solutions. 

CUNA has maintained a shutdown assistance page with information from over 500 credit unions in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. that have come to the aid of furloughed federal workers. 


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