House Members: Give Free Rent to Credit Unions, But Not Banks

As the House and Senate try to hammer out differences between the House and Senate versions of the massive defense authorization bill, 50 House members are asking conferees not to extend to banks the same free rent benefits that credit unions now receive on military bases. The Senate version of the defense bill calls for parity between banks and credit unions on military bases. The House version does not include that provision. With the House and Senate jammed up with other matters and lawmakers wanting to go home to campaign, the annual Defense Authorization bill might not be settled until