NAFCU’s Thaler Predicts Enactment of Next Stimulus Bill in Late July or Early August

Congress is unlikely to enact another economic stimulus bill until late July or early August, Brad Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs predicted Thursday. Speaking at the trade group’s virtual “State of the Industry” conference, Thaler said, however, that with the legislative authority for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program expiring on June 30, the House and Senate might try to extend the program in a smaller bill. “This could happen before a large [stimulus bill] if there can be bipartisan agreement,” he said. The House has passed a large stimulus measure that includes aid to state and

CUNA Sends Pandemic Legislative Wish List to Congress

In a wish list sent to every office on Capitol Hill Tuesday, the Credit Union National Association renewed its call to allow expanded business lending by credit unions for one year to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. A one-year exemption from the current Member Business Lending cap would open up some $5 billion for investment and could create as many as 50,000 jobs, CUNA said.

ICBA Urges Small Credit Unions to Declare War Against Large Credit Unions

The vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America is urging small credit unions to declare war on large credit unions.

In a recent post on the online publishing platform Medium, Brad Bolton accuses the National Credit Union Administration of adopting rules that favor large credit unions over smaller institutions, including community banks. And he is encouraging the small institutions to revolt against such decisions and join community bankers in demanding congressional investigations into the NCUA’s decisions.