Grand River Chapter Leaders Discuss 2013 Federal Issues with Huizenga Legislative Director 

Marliss McManus, third from left, stands with Grand Rapids chapter credit union leaders.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, several leaders from the Grand River Chapter gathered at the headquarters of Grand Rapids Family CU to discuss several of the MCUL's 2013 federal legislative issues with Marliss McManus, legislative director to Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.

McManus handles all financial services industry issues for Rep. Huizenga, who serves as a majority member on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Issues discussed included regulatory relief (specifically mentioned were several recent CFPB proposals), legislation to eliminate the annual requirement for privacy notices to be mailed, member business lending, supplemental capital, examination fairness, and the credit union tax exemption.

McManus provided an update on the new committee chairman, mentioning that GSE reform is one of his top priorities for 2013. Rep. Huizenga recently signed on as an original cosponsor of legislation to eliminate the annual requirement for privacy notices and continues to be a strong supporter of credit unions. Jordan Kingdon, director of government affairs, participated on behalf of the MCUL & Affiliates.

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