Within two weeks of Rep. Sander Levin's (D-Mich.), ascension to the chairmanship of the House Ways and Committee last month, the political action committees of CUNA and NAFCU each donated $1,000 to his campaign.
House Democrats set aside seniority today and chose Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) to chair the Ways and Means Committee.
If the House follows seniority, Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), who once started and ran a community bank in suburban San Francisco, would be the next chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said today he is taking a leave of absence from his post as chairman of powerful House Ways and Means Committee, in the wake of having been admonished by the Ethics Committee.
Talk about bad timing for credit unions.
New York credit unions and banks stepped up their Albany skirmishes over deposit of public funds with each side issuing dueling press releases both supporting and attacking the concept.
For CUNA's political action committee, Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) is still the one.