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Lieberman CUs represent classic American ideal
WASHINGTON (3/7/08)—Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) reiterated his pledge to credit
Click to view larger image U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), left, and CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica backstage before Lieberman addressed Thursday's GAC closing general session. (Photo provided by Robert Knudsen)
unions that he would fight any attempt to take away the tax-exempt status of credit unions and said credit unions’ cooperative model represents a classic American ideal of “people getting together.” Addressing the closing session of the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference, Lieberman said that America is a “remarkably diverse” country and that credit unions represent the “length, the depth and the breadth of our country.” “Unity, confidence, optimism—working for the common purpose—is what you represent.” Lieberman said he recognized the importance of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act to credit unions and pledged to be an original co-sponsor of a bill that Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) plans to introduce in the Senate.


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