WASHINGTON -- Senators of both parties asked pointed, though not hostile, questions of NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz about how the agency dealt with the problems of corporate credit unions and whether the agency's examination procedures were adequate.
CUNA and NAFCU's PACs supported more winners than losers in the midterm elections, yet CUs still lost some key allies.
Credit union stalwart Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) saw his 26-year congressional career end, yet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) survived yesterday's election which gave the Republicans large gains in both chambers.
Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Banking Committee, was easily re-elected to a fifth term, the Associated Press projected.
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House and Senate conferees today began the process of reconciling the two chambers' versions of the regulatory overhaul legislation.
The issue of regulating interchange fees will be one of the topics lawmakers have to deal with when the House-Senate conference committee meets today to reconcile the differences between the financial reform bills passed by both chambers.
The industry's assault on the Durbin interchange amendment is taking advantage of social media vehicles as well as newfound collaboration with banker groups in trying to secure lawmaker support in the House-Senate conference committee.
The chairmen and ranking Republicans of the Senate Agriculture and Banking committees are among the 12 senators named to the Senate-House conference committee that will reconcile differences between the regulatory overhauls.