Former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at Caucus

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – a candidate in this year’s Republican presidential primary – has joined the growing list of lawmakers set to speak before credit union leaders next month during NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus in Washington.

The Caucus is NAFCU’s lobbying event of the year, providing member and nonmember credit union leaders an opportunity to hear about the top issues affecting the industry and to meet face-to-face about those issues with lawmakers.

Cruz is one of the 70 senators who wrote CFPB in July to urge more regulatory relief for credit unions under the bureau’s exemption authority. Cruz also joined Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in April to introduce a NAFCU-backed measure that would fight the Justice Department’s Operation Choke Point Initiative.

Cruz chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts and the Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. Cruz also serves on the Joint Economic Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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