During forum, NCUA gives insights into 2016 budget

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz invited credit unions and the trade media to an open forum at the regulator’s offices in Alexandria, VA. The forum was held to promote open dialogue and answer any questions credit unions might have. The NCUA budget was discussed and Chairman Matz said she thought that some positions will be eliminated […]

Credit union PAC ranked first in Washington, D.C.

The Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (CULAC) was recently given two high distinctions. The PAC ranked first in supporting elected officials for the 2016 election cycle. The Center for Responsive Politics ranked CUNA’s political committee first among trade associations and fifth among all PACs. CULAC’s support was bipartisan with 51 percent of the PAC going […]

Florida Senate adopts a redistricting map

The Florida Senate approved a new redistricting map by a 22-18 vote. However, during the process Sen. Matt Gaetz (R-Niceville) called Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) a bully for remarks he made about previous attempts at redistricting. Sen. Latvala said that Sen. Gaetz oversaw the map that was challenged in court and owed the state of […]

Ryan officially designated as next speaker of the house

The 247 member Republican conference voted on Wednesday to elect Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next speaker of the house. Rep. Ryan garnered 200 votes, while Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) picked up 43. Rep. Ryan will become the youngest speaker since 1869. He is 45 years old. After repeatedly saying he didn’t want the […]

Cybersecurity bill passes another step in the Senate

The U.S. Senate voted to stop debate on S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, on Thursday by a 83-14 vote. The bill makes it easierĀ  for companies to share information about cyber attacks and also share with the government without the fear of being sued. The League and CUNA support the bill, as do […]