Thaler urges House passage of spending bill with NAFCU-sought relief

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Brad Thaler yesterday urged House leaders to retain a handful of NAFCU-sought provisions – some relating to the CFPB and the Federal Communications Commission’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules – in the text and accompanying report language for a fiscal 2017 spending bill slated for House action this week.Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs, urged House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and all members of the House, to also retain the bill’s inclusion of $250 million for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and $2 million for NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund. NAFCU also supports funding for the Small Business Administration, including its 7(a) and 504 loan programs, Thaler noted. “These programs help promote access to capital and local economic growth in low-income communities,” Thaler wrote.Included in the appropriation bill are NAFCU-sought provisions subjecting CFPB funding to congressional oversight and moving the bureau from a sole director to a five-person commission. Thaler urged approval of these provisions in his letter.NAFCU, the only credit union trade association to oppose subjecting credit unions to CFPB authority under Dodd-Frank, also maintains that CFPB should be using its current Dodd-Frank Act authority to exempt credit unions from regulations aimed at bad actors. continue reading »last_img read more

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Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt shows he’s still got it with title-winning hat-trick

first_img1 Watch Dirk Kuyt’s hat-trick below… Feyenoord are Eredivisie champions for the first time since 1999 after a 3-1 final day win over Heracles.Captain Dirk Kuyt scored twice to give Feyenoord a 2-0 half-time lead at De Kuip and completed his hat-trick late on.The former Liverpool and Fenerbahce forward is in his second spell at Feyenoord and opened the scoring in the first minute.It was the Holland international’s 100th Feyenoord goal and strike number 101 followed after 12 minutes as any nerves were settled early on.Fireworks saw the celebrations start early for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team before Kuyt scored a third from the penalty spot.Peter van Ooijen replied with a consolation for Heracles.It was the Rotterdam side’s 15th title, ending an 18-year wait for glory.Ajax, the 33-times champions, were poised to pounce if Feyenoord slipped up.Ajax named the youngest starting line-up in the 61-year history of the Eredivisie, with an average age of 20 years and 139 days.The Amsterdam side won 3-1 at Willem II but had to settle for the runners-up spot as Feyenoord succeed PSV Eindhoven as champions.You can watch Kuyt’s hat-trick below…last_img read more

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