NAFCU at Senate Banking briefing on GSE reform
NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Aug. 22, 2013 – NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler
attended a briefing for Senate Banking Committee staff on housing finance
reform, and shared NAFCU’s thoughts and concerns on the matter.
briefing was arranged by staff members of committee Chairman Tim Johnson,
D-S.D., and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, in order for representatives of
small community lenders, such as NAFCU, to join in a discussion about housing
finance reform and government-sponsored enterprises. The committee will begin
work on drafting a bill on reform this fall.
As debate on housing
finance reform heats up, NAFCU will continue to work with Congress and the White
House to ensure credit unions’ needs are met.
In recent news, Sen.
Mark Warner, D-Va. – a key player in housing finance reform – has been added to
the speaker slate for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus. Warner is the lead
Democratic co-sponsor of S. 1217, the “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer
Protection Act of 2013,” which he proposed with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and
which focuses on government-sponsored enterprise reform.
unions will be able to air their concerns directly with lawmakers about housing
finance reform, regulatory relief and preservation of the credit union tax
exemption during Congressional Caucus in Washington Sept. 8-11.