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Senate Passes Nominations Package Prior to Recess
Posted August 04,2017 by CUNA Advocacy

As predicted, the Senate recessed for August yesterday evening.  Prior to recessing, the Senate passed a package with a number of much needed appointments for Executive Branch nominees.   

Included in the package were nominations to the State Department, including Mark Green to be the new Director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Treasury, Department of Transportation, Veteran Affairs, Homeland  Security, Small Business Administration, and others.    

America’s credit unions appreciate the Senate taking action on these important nominations and look forward to working with the new appointees, especially as CUNA continues its work to inform the FCC of the major unintended consequences the TCPA has had on credit unions. 

Below you will find a few of the Nominees that CUNA may work with in the future. 

Federal Commutations Commission 

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2015. (Reappointment) 

  • Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2018 

State Department 

  • Mark Andrew Green, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. 

Banking 

  • Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. 

  • Richard Ashooh, of New Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. 

  • Neal J. Rackleff, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

  • Anna Maria Farias, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  

Treasury 

  • David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury. 

  • Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury. 

  • Andrew K. Maloney, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury. 

  • David J. Kautter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. 

  • Christopher Campbell, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. 

SBA 

  • Althea Coetzee, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.