Nussle responds to release of FY21 NDAA

WASHINGTON, DC (December 4, 2020) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement after House and Senate legislators released the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today without a language provision that would allow certain banks to obtain cost waivers to operate on military installations:

“CUNA and Leagues worked collaboratively to remind lawmakers that the financial wellness of our servicemembers is more important than bankers’ profits, resulting in the final bill unveiled by the conference committee today. Credit unions have long legacy of service to the military and its military families, which is why they were granted the opportunity for such arrangements in a 2006 amendment to the Federal Credit Union Act.”

CUNA, State Leagues, and the Defense Credit Union Council advocated to exclude this provision, which was included in the Senate-passed NDAA, from the final bill.

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