Sponsors Attempt to Drum Up CURIA Support; Bill Doesn't Come During GAC
WASHINGTON -- Among all the credit union friendlies working on Capitol Hill, just two walked on the stage to standing ovations at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference last week: co-authors of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act, Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.).
"I accept your nomination," Kanjorski quipped. And speaking of elections, he emphasized, there is nothing wrong with letting politicians know that you supported their campaign to help grab their attention. The remark came as he and Royce tried to create urgency for garnering Capitol Hill's magic number for co-sponsorships--219--equal to half the members of the House plus one to push the legislation through. Last Congress, the legislation garnered 125 co-sponsors.