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CUs Need FCC to Modernize Implementation of TCPA Regulations
Posted May 16, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy

Earlier this week, CUNA wrote to Chairman Doyle and Ranking Member Latta prior to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee's hearing on “Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.” 

It is imperative that Congress encourage the FCC to modernize its implementing regulations for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Credit unions are tax-exempt nonprofit democratically operated financial cooperatives that have a unique relationship with their members, who are also owners of the enterprise. This special relationship spawns a variety of communications between the credit union and its member-owners, ranging from timely and critical financial information to messages regarding governance issues and financial education. Members welcome and expect this information. 

“The rationale for the FCC’s existing interpretation of the TCPA and implementing regulations are not only outdated, but also harmful to both consumers and the credit unions that serve them. Accordingly, we urge Congress to hold the FCC accountable for its failure to modernize the TCPA and reiterate the need for the Commission to undertake rulemaking efforts that are line with modern technological practices."