Decker Not On List for Confirmation Hearing Next Thursday
The Senate Banking Committee didn’t include the name of Carla Decker, President Obama’s nominee for the NCUA Board, on its list of people to be considered at next Thursday’s hearing.
Sources close to the committee said they are still “working on a date” for her hearing, even though several sources had said that the original plan was for Decker’s hearing to take place next Thursday.
Sources within the financial services industry said concerns have been raised on Capitol Hill following reports about problems at the $47 million District of Government Employees FCU, where Decker has been president/CEO since 2000.
On Tuesday, Credit Union Times reported the results of the NCUA’s examination of the credit union which indicated that it was rated a CAMEL 3 and determined to be a “high strategic risk.”
“At this moment it has been indicated to us that the administration is trying to save her and have been meeting with committee members and their staff,’’ said a financial services source.
Another source indicated that they had been told that it is still possible Decker’s name could be added to next Thursday’s hearing.
At that hearing, the panel is scheduled to consider the nominations of two people for senior positions in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Fed official Thomas Hoenig for vice chairman of the FDIC.
Decker would succeed NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, whose term expired in August but can serve until a successor is sworn in.