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Derreck Kayongo announced as ED (Filene) Talk speaker at 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference10/24/2016Business innovator Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be the ED (Filene) Talk speaker at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2017. The talk will be sponsored by CUNA Councils.

President Obama Recognizes ICU Day10/21/2016President Barack Obama issued a special message to all those celebrating International Credit Union Day on October 20, 2016. The President’s message, which can be found here, was made possible as a direct result of the CUNA/League system’s advocacy efforts.

CUNA Councils Contributes $25,000 to Kick Off Credit Union Awareness Initiative10/20/2016CUNA Councils, a national organization for credit union professionals, has contributed $25,000 to the CUNA Credit Union Awareness Initiative, which is being created to raise consumer awareness of credit unions as an attractive alternative in financial services.

NCUA Treasury Repayment Good Sign of Improving Corporate Stabilization Fund Condition10/18/2016Following NCUA’s announcement the agency plans to repay the Treasury in full in October, CUNA released a statement.

CUNA statement on 2017-2018 NCUA budget proposal10/14/2016Ryan Donovan, CUNA chief advocacy officer, released the following statement regarding the National Credit Union Administration’s draft budget for 2017-2018.

CUNA Applauds Court Ruling on CFPB’s Unconstitutional Structure10/11/2016The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional reinforces several CUNA concerns about the CFPB. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement regarding the ruling.

CFPB proposed small dollar loan rule would hurt millions of Americans10/05/2016The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rule on short-term, small-dollar loans could rob consumers of safe and affordable alternatives to the predatory lenders in the market, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has written to the bureau in its comment letter on the proposal.

Credit unions united in need for small business lending09/29/2016The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) joined forces today in their commitment to protecting credit unions' interests.

CUNA launches next phase of middle class campaign09/27/2016CUNA is launching the next phase of its innovative Strong Credit Unions, Strong Middle Class campaign as the 2016 election season enters the presidential and vice presidential debate season.

CUNA urges court to reject request for Wendy’s suit dismissal09/23/2016Plaintiffs, including the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and certain state credit union leagues and credit unions, urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to reject Wendy’s Co. request to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the fast-food giant over its alleged inadequate security response to a data breach.

CUNA invites credit unions to the largest advocacy event of the year: Governmental Affairs Conference dated for Feb. 26 to March 2, 201709/22/2016Credit Union National Association has announced that its 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference will be held February 26 to March 2 in Washington, D.C. The largest advocacy event in the credit union movement, CUNA GAC brings 5,000 credit union leaders to tell Congress about our positive impact for Americans.

CUNA Statement on FOMC09/21/2016Credit Union National Association (CUNA) chief policy officer Bill Hampel released the following statement after the Federal Reserve voted 7-3 to leave interest rates unchanged.

CUNA Board of Directors Votes to Protect Credit Unions’ Interests, Rejects ICBA’s Lawsuit09/13/2016The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors today passed a resolution stating CUNA’s commitment to protecting credit unions’ interests by rejecting the lawsuit recently filed by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) against the NCUA and its member business lending rule.

CUNA activates credit union system against bank attack on NCUA and its MBL rule09/07/2016Credit Union National Association president/CEO Jim Nussle activated the CUNA/League system to reject the allegations filed today by the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) against the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regarding its revised member business lending rule.

CUNA Congratulates 2016 CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council Members08/19/2016The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) selected eight new credit union representatives, including seven CUNA members, for its Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC).

CUNA, state leagues call CFPB rejection of exemption authority ‘troubling’08/10/2016The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rejection of a bipartisan call for regulatory relief is troubling and the bureau is strongly encouraged to reconsider, wrote CUNA and all 38 state credit union leagues in a letter sent today to CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle’s Statement on Passing of Rep. LaTourette08/04/2016Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle’s statement of appreciation for Rep. Steve LaTourette, who passed away Aug. 3.

CUNA Welcomes CFPB’s Proposed Updates to Know Before You Owe Mortgage Disclosure Rule07/29/2016Following the announcement of the CFPB's proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, released the following statement:

Credit Unions, Supporting Groups Debut Health and Wellness Garden for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia During Democratic National Convention07/28/2016Credit unions and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia joined with RealClearPolitics to open a Health and Wellness Garden at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia.

America’s Credit Unions, RealClearPolitics Host Middle Class Forum at DNC07/27/2016A forum focused on the key issues affecting the middle class and the ways middle-class voters will impact the 2016 presidential election took place at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia today.