CUs Win Victory As Amodei-Aguilar Amendment Passes

Top to bottom: Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV, Reno) and Pete Aguilar (D-CA, Redlands)
NCUA Not Brought Under Congressional Appropriations

The House of Representatives adopted the Amodei-Aguilar Amendment by “voice vote” today, handing credit unions a victory in ensuring the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is not placed under the congressional general-appropriations process.

The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) worked closely to engage credit union activists during the past few weeks to ensure the amendment was approved. Credit unions and their members’ funds were at risk since the appropriations process would have increased costs to the entire credit union movement.

A display of credit union advocacy kicked into full force last week when thousands of emails, calls and social media messages from advocates across the country—in concert with constant pressure from the Leagues and CUNA—changed the votes of dozens of lawmakers who were hesitant to vote “yes” on the measure.

“We want to thank those who made phone calls, sent emails, and were engaged in this fight for credit unions,” said Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the Leagues. “With your help, we have accomplished a major victory for credit unions.”

Please stay tuned to the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Advocacy Blog for further details.

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