Mark McWatters, Debbie Matz and Rick Metsger attend Thursday's mid-year budget review. (Photo credit: NAFCU)

WASHINGTON – In what many expected to be a contentious hearing turned out to be a rare moment of agreement between NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and Board Member Mark McWatters.

During Thursday’s mid-year budget review, McWatters reiterated the need for the NCUA to be cautious with credit union dollars and allow for public comment on budget items two weeks prior to a budget meeting. He read from a statement that was nearly identical to the one he read at November’s budget meeting; in response, Matz argued that complaints voiced in November have been largely resolved.

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