Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Rep. Lantos CURIA co-sponsor dies at 80
WASHINGTON (2/12/08)—Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), known to credit unions as a supporter of regulatory relief legislation, died Monday morning at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, according to his office. Lantos, the only survivor of the Holocaust ever to serve in Congress, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December and subsequently announced he would not seek re-election due to his anticipated medical treatments. At the time of his decision, Lantos said, “It is only in the United States that a penniless survivor of the Holocaust and a fighter in the anti-Nazi underground could have received an education, raised a family, and had the privilege of serving the last three decades of his life as a Member of Congress. I will never be able to express fully my profoundly felt gratitude to this great country.“ “Tom Lantos was a distinguished member of Congress and a friend to credit unions,” Ryan Donovan, vice president of legislative affairs fro the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), said Monday. “He will be sorely missed in the House, and in the country, and across the world,” he added. Lantos, known as a unwavering human rights advocate, was a co-sponsor of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (CURIA, H.R. 1537).


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@CreditYOUnion captures voices of #100MM loud, proud at @GAUnitedCU See #NewsNow Thursday for more
1 hours ago
Ill. @GovernorQuinn signs patent troll law http://t.co/ugWf8zHpCm via @CrainsChicago
2 hours ago
.@MBAMortgage : Mortgage apps increased 2.8% from one week earlier for week ending Aug. 22.
3 hours ago
Franchise businesses may face higher breach risk with POS systems HT @briankrebs http://t.co/LGE46DUk15
4 hours ago
About 1 in 3 consumers use plastsic for in-person purchases of less than $5, according to @CreditCardsCom survey.
5 hours ago