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CUNA Sends Letter of Support for H.R. 3758, the Senior Safe Act of 2017

CUNA thanks Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Krysten Sinema for the introduction of H.R. 3758, the Senior Safe Act of 2017 in a letter sent this week

If enacted, this legislation would provide important legal protections to credit union employees who report suspected financial elder abuse.  The Senior Safe Act represents an important step toward improving the ability of credit unions to protect seniors from unscrupulous activity by providing legal immunity for properly trained financial services employees who disclose concerns about financial exploitation of senior citizens.  

In January, the Senate version of this legislation was introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Claire McCaskill. 

CUNA appreciates these Members of Congress’ leadership on this important issue and looks forward to working with them to ensure passage during the 115th Congress.