If money really does talk, then CUNA and NAFCU have been doing the financial equivalent of vocal exercises. The political action committees of both groups each ended last year with six-figure amounts in their coffers, as they gear up for an election year that features a large number of competitive races...
Republican chair of House Financial Services Committee being probed for possible insider stock trading.
So far 130 members of the House and Senate representing both parties and a range of ideological views have agreed be honorary chairs of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run.
CUNA, NAFCU spread donations across parties, chambers.
So much to do, so many potential distractions. That’s the outlook facing Congress as it returns to work after its holiday break.
The House Banking Committee focused on oversight and trying to undo or modify some of President Obama’s initiatives while the Senate Banking Committee focused on less sweeping efforts in 2011.
Democratic House members won’t pick a successor to retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in the top spot on the House Financial Services Committee for a year, and it’s far from a sure thing that the member next in line, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), will get the nod.
Retiring Massachusetts congressman's spot won't be filled for a year, but seniority may not be the deciding factor.
At press time, the fate of the credit union tax exemption was still up in the air.
It’s an arcane subject that is of concern mainly to financial institutions and retailers and one that rarely generates headlines. Last year, however, everything changed.