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  • Tax and Budget Policy 

Keeping member credit unions and leagues current on what and why we are doing for advocacy efforts including legislative, regulatory and state governmental affairs.
Posted December 12, 2016 by Ryan Donovan
A look at our advocacy accomplishments for 2016 and the opportunities that exist in 2017.
Posted December 12, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

Here are some highlights from the past year. 

Posted September 29, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
While the stopgap measure did not include any of the provisions we secured in various appropriations bills, we hope that these provisions will be included in whatever legislative package eventually funds the government for all of FY2017.
Posted August 01, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
This ALEC meeting, and next weeks' NCSL meeting, present great opportunities for us to share the credit union difference with state legislators and fend off attacks on the tax status.
Posted July 08, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
The bill includes funding for important credit union programs and several regulatory relief provisions.
Posted June 24, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
We are in the process of analyzing how these proposals could effect the credit union tax status.
Posted June 15, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

This is yet another significant change in NCUA policy under the new leadership of Chairman Rick Metsger.

Posted June 08, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
This appropriations bill includes several important regulatory relief provisions, including CFPB reforms.
Posted May 31, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

We responded to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's request for new legislation expanding FATCA reporting requirements to non-interest bearing accounts.

Posted May 25, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
The PROMESA Act was sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), and includes several measures to begin addressing the Puerto Rican debt crisis.
Posted May 24, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
The draft also maintains or increases funding levels for several important community and small business development funds.
Posted May 17, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
In considering several tax proposals, the Committee did not bring up credit unions as a source for new revenue.
Posted April 29, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
This bill would prohibit the use of guarantee fees to offset unrelated federal spending.
Posted April 21, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
This legislation includes many provisions, two of which may affect state-chartered credit unions.
Posted April 13, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
Our letter ensured that members of the committee will be fully aware of the credit union difference as they prepare to consider tax reform options.
Posted March 18, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
The League and member credit unions beat back a tax-status attack using CUNA-supplied data.
Posted March 18, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy
While these provisions are just suggestions for appropriators, they do signal increased Congressional attention to regulatory burden.