WASHINGTON — NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz told a panel of skeptical senators that raising the cap on member business loans would actually improve credit unions’ risk environment while creating more jobs.
Senators signal their doubts on CU business lending while questioning Matz.
Hearing shows credit unions and banks still far apart on member business lending.
Peter Diamond, a professor at MIT whose nomination to the Federal Reserve has been blocked by Senate Republicans who say he lacks the needed expertise, announced last week he was withdrawing his nomination for the post on the board of the nation’s central bank.
MIT economist blocked by Republican senators who say Nobel winner not qualified for job; Diamond says "we should all worry."
Key Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are concerned that the Obama administration’s proposed settlement with mortgage servicers could require the servicers to write down mortgage principles in certain cases.
The third time may not be the charm for Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond’s effort to get on the Federal Reserve.
Congress won’t undertake a massive overhaul of the regulatory system during the next two years, but there will no shortage of action on lower profile issues that impact credit unions.
The NCUA's handling of the corporate credit union crisis will be among the credit union-related topics that the House and Senate banking panels plan to deal with during the next two years.
The Senate Banking Committee will have five new members during this session, as a result of assignments announced by the party leaderships on Thursday.