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Curson Agrees to Cosponsor MBL   (Misc News: December 5, 2012)


Following a visit on Capitol Hill from several Michigan credit union leaders in late November, Congressman Dave Curson, D-Belleville, has sided with Michigan small businesses and will cosponsor H.R. 1418, legislation to raise the small business lending cap on credit unions.

"Rep. Curson, a Democrat who brings more than 39 years of experience working in the auto industry, clearly understands the importance of increasing access to credit for Michigan small businesses and the MCUL praises his support of the MBL legislation," MCUL & Affiliates CEO David Adams said.

CUNA expects the U.S. Senate to have a vote on their version of the MBL legislation, S. 2231, in the coming few weeks. Including cosponsorship from both of Michigan’s senators - Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and Carl Levin, D-Detroit - Rep. Curson’s support brings Michigan’s delegation co-sponsor count to 12, including both of Michigan’s members on the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Twp, and Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.

After holding several leadership positions within the UAW and serving the country in Vietnam as a Marine, Curson was elected to represent the constituents of Michigan’s 11th district in the remaining weeks of the current congressional session. He was elected to Congress this fall in a special election due to the resignation of former Congressman Thad McCotter, a Republican from Livonia.

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