2019 Advocacy Priorities

NAFCU works directly with our credit union members to bring important issues to lawmakers and regulators alike. As we work toward meaningful legislative and regulatory changes in 2019, our commitment to stand up for our members is stronger than ever. 

We will continue to tell their stories and take the right positions on issues – even when others back down. Because to us, it’s personal. We will stop at nothing to ensure a legislative and regulatory environment that promotes viability and growth for credit unions.

Below are some of the things we are working on in 2019. Download a summary of NAFCU’s 2019 Advocacy Priorities.

Growth IconGrowth

Supporting legislation and regulation that helps credit unions grow membership, loans and revenue.

Working for you to:

Strong NCUA iconStrong NCUA

Pressing for NCUA to be the sole industry regulator, including removing Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (bureau) powers over credit unions. Fostering strong relationships with NCUA board members to ensure credit unions’ voices and concerns are heard.

Working for you to:

Transparency iconTransparency

Encouraging government accountability, including reducing NCUA’s overall operating budget, reforming the bureau structure and getting additional National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) distributions for credit unions.

Working for you to:

Regulatory Relief iconRegulatory Relief

Fighting for clear, streamlined regulation that allows credit unions to put more resources towards serving members.

Working for you to:

  • Eliminate duplicative and unnecessary regulation
  • Clarify UDAAP in order to better serve your members and avoid penalties
  • Reform the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with clear provisions that focus on combatting illegal robocalls without hindering credit unions’ ability to contact members with important account information
  • Obtain more guidance on the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard

Tax Exemption iconTax Exemption

Preserving the credit union tax exemption to save U.S. consumers $16B annually, protect nearly 1 million jobs, and keep the focus on members, not profits. 

Fair Market iconFair and Innovative Market

Pushing back against big banks, promoting innovation, and creating national data and cybersecurity standards.

Working for you to:

  • Create national data and cybersecurity standards
  • Establish regulation of fintech companies
  • Stop the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) from extending over credit unions who are already committed to community reinvestment and serving unbanked and underbanked communities
  • Protect American consumers from the exploitive behavior of some big banks, as well as help limit the economic impact of these “too big to fail” institutions in the event of an economic downturn by supporting the appropriate implementation of the Volker rule and exploring a modern Glass-Steagall Act regime

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Congressional Caucus

Your voice is needed to help Congress understand how regulatory burdens and frivolous ADA lawsuits hurt CU member-owners, and why the tax exemption must stay untouched. Join us in Washington, D.C. to build and strengthen relationships with lawmakers and give them valuable insight.
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