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CUNA CEO Discusses Advocacy & Grassroots with National Journal
Posted September 05, 2018 by CUNA Advocacy

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle discussed grassroots advocacy, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and the appropriations process in an interview with National Journal. Nussle served as a member of Congress from Iowa from 1991 to 2007, and as director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2007 to 2009.

After noting the success of getting S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act signed into law, Nussle was asked what CUNA’s next step in in terms of regulatory policy.

“One example that we would like to promote is having a body of three to five people to govern the [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] instead of a single director,” Nussle said. “A broad-type approach, we believe, provides much more stability than the political winds of one administration to the next, as well as the possibility that the agency, as it did for the last number of months, would not have anything more than an acting director.”

Nussle was also asked about his fourth year leading CUNA, and what has changed in the credit union landscape during his tenure.

Additionally, the interview touched on subjects such as the possibility of a government shutdown in September, what might happen should Democrats take the House in November and more.

National Journal is a research and advisory services company based in Washington, D.C. that performs services in government affairs, advocacy communications and policy brands research for government and business leaders.

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If you're unable to read the entire interview with the link above, you can access a pdf of the print version here!