WASHINGTON — Two freshman lawmakers signed up to co-sponsor CURIA upon returning from the August district work period.

Democrats Patrick Murphy (Pa.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) quickly added their names yesterday to the co-sponsors of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (H.R. 1537). Co-sponsors now total 123 and primary sponsor Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) makes 124 legislative backers.

"They're most interested in the capital structure," Kanjorski said of his credit union constituents he met with during the August recess. "They'd like to get that cleared up. I think they'd feel safer if they got a better capital structure." He explained that it is also an issue of parity with the other federally insured depository institutions.

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