Congress is expected to consider legislation this week to fund the federal government past Nov. 21, when funding is set to expire. CUNA will also be engaged with several hearings in both chambers this week.
CUNA will host a free webinar Nov. 20 discussing patent enforcement of remote deposit capture technology, particularly in the wake of the $200 million verdict awarded to USAA from Wells Fargo earlier this month scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET).
CUNA supported Rep. Mark Pocan’s resolution commending the cooperative business model and those who use it to contribute to their communities. Pocan, co-chair of the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus, introduced the resolution Friday.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan discussed the latest in credit union advocacy in a recent interview with CUBroadcast, most notably CUNA’s recent action alert to keep a provision out of the FY2020 NDAA.
The Senate passed the continuing resolution to fund the government through Nov. 21 Thursday, a move that follows last week’s House passage of the bill. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill before funding expires Sept. 30.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan joined co-sponsors of the CUNA-backed SAFE Banking Act, at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to recognize the historic bipartisan 321-103 vote on the bill.
Immediate access to funds for consumers is increasingly important and real-time payments will help credit unions improve access to funds, CUNA wrote to the House Financial Services Committee Task Force on Financial Technology Thursday.
Six credit union leagues representing 14 states were in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with dozens of elected officials and policymakers about ways they could help credit unions serve members and consumers better.
The House voted to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) Wednesday, a historic vote that comes months after strong CUNA, League and credit union advocacy on behalf of the bill. The bill would provide legal protections to financial institutions serving state-legalized cannabis-based businesses.
Real-time payments will help credit unions provide necessary financial services to their members and improve access to funds, CUNA wrote to the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday for the record of its faster payments hearing.
CUNA strongly opposes any legislation that would expand the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to first-party debt collectors, writing that the collection of debt payments from borrowers is critical to the safety and soundness of any lending institution.
Credit unions interested in learning more about Small Business Administration loan programs can get valuable information from an Oct. 16 webinar hosted by NCUA and the SBA, the first of two webinars hosted by the agencies.