The Senate Banking Committee is expected to hold a hearing on Carla Decker’s nomination to the NCUA Board on Nov. 17, according to several industry sources.
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When asked to respond, committee spokesman Sean Oblack wrote in an e-mail: “We have not officially announced a date yet.’’
Decker, the president/CEO of the $47 million District Government Employees FCU in Washington, was nominated by President Obama last month to succeed NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, whose term expired in August. Hyland can continue to serve on the board until her successor has been sworn in.
Decker probably won’t have the hearing to herself. She is likely to be paired with Thomas Hoenig, whom Obama nominated as vice chairman of the FDIC.
Hoenig was until recently president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In that post, he frequently was the sole dissenter during the Fed’s Open Market Committee’s votes to keep interest rates low.