More than four in five North Dakotans rely on credit unions and community banks for the loans they need to affordably finance big-ticket items like homes and cars—or to keep their small businesses running.
The busyness of the holiday season is very much a business. We race from King Street in Charleston to Main Street in Summerville gathering gifts for those we hold dear, but unintentionally overlook the fortitude of small business owners to make these conveniences and traditions possible.
Wisconsin credit unions have seen strong growth in recent years. In fact, total membership in credit unions statewide now exceeds 3 million.
As a credit union CEO, I support common-sense regulation that serves a purpose. The U.S. Senate recently passed S. 2155, also known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. It had bipartisan support from 68 Senators, including Senator Enzi and Senator Barrasso.
Ideally, every one of us wants a government and Congress that can work collaboratively to pass laws that improve our quality of life. This common-sense approach to government was in action last week when the U.S. Senate did just that by passing S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.