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UPDATE: Amodei/Aguilar Amendment Passes on Voice Vote
Posted September 13, 2017 by CUNA Advocacy

In an unexpected turn of events, the bipartisan Amodei/Aguilar amendment passed the House of Representatives by voice vote this afternoon. It’s because of credit unions, the Leagues, and CUNA working hand in hand to ensure the credit union voice was heard that this important amendment passed!

“This is a huge victory for credit unions and their member-owners. We thank Reps. Amodei and Aguilar for their steadfast leadership in keeping NCUA out of the appropriations process and the thousands of CUNA/League credit union activists who took action – these voices made all the difference on the Hill,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “Placing NCUA under appropriations would be the functional equivalent of a hidden tax on credit unions and their members.” 

The House will consider final passage of the underlying bill, H.R. 3354, tomorrow morning. It is expected to pass.

Again, thank you for all your work on this important amendment!

Posted September 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM eastern 

CUNA Continues to Push for Bipartisan Amodei/Aguilar Amendment 
Last week, CUNA’s President and CEO issued an Action Alert on the bipartisan amendment introduced by Representatives Amodei and Aguilar to strike Section 906 of H.R. 3354 in order to keep the NCUA out of the appropriations process.  

Based on conversations CUNA and the Leagues have been having on the Hill, the recent grassroots advocacy has convinced a significant number of lawmakers to support the bipartisan Amodei-Aguilar amendment.  Currently, the amendment is scheduled to be debated tonight and then voted on tomorrow morning. 

Prior to this evening’s debate and tomorrow’s tentative vote, CUNA sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to support this important amendment – and keep the NCUA out of the appropriations process. 

CUNA has been in close contact with Members on the Hill today and are optimistic about the potential vote tomorrow, but more credit union voices need to be heard! 

There is still time to contact your Members of Congress via CUNA’s Grassroots Action Center