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House starts reg reform discussion
WASHINGTON (11/19/09)--Regulatory reform discussion continued on Wednesday as the House Financial Services Committee began its markup of H.R. 3996, the Financial Stability Improvement Act of 2009, with opening statements. The legislation would create a stabilization resolution fund, located at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), to cover the cost of resolving failing financial companies that are systemically important to the financial system, and would direct the FDIC to fill this fund by assessing fees on financial companies, including credit unions, with over $10 billion in total assets. A to-be-offered amendment from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) would increase the $10 billion-asset funding threshold to $75 billion, effectively exempting all credit unions. CUNA has detailed several reasons that credit unions should be excluded from the legislation, including their member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative business plans. NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz has also called for credit unions to be exempted from the terms of this bill. While it is not known how long regulatory debate will continue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) are reportedly aiming to end this year’s congressional action by Dec. 18.


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