Hood & Harper Clash Sharply Over NCUA 2021 Budget

At the NCUA budget hearing, Todd Harper made it clear that he sharply disagrees with Chairman Rodney Hood’s budget proposal. Their main clash is over whether the agency needs to increase its consumer protection staff, with Harper arguing that more than one new staff position is needed. CUNA, NAFCU and NASCU also delivered comments on the budget at the hearing.

NCUA’s Hood Says He Gets Pulled Over Twice a Year Simply Because He’s Black

Rodney Hood may be the head of a federal agency, but as a Black man, that doesn’t make him immune from being pulled over by the police twice a year for no good reason. “You all, I get stopped twice a year for driving, for doing nothing wrong,” the chairman of the National Credit Union Administration board said Thursday, during a web conference, “Discovery 2020,” sponsored by the CUNA Mutual Group. Hood continued, “I’m not a speed demon or anything of that sort. I get stopped because the rationale is that if you stop someone who looks like me, there’s