Issues with the Military Lending Act Stifling Lending to Servicemembers (Deadline September 12th)

It has come to our attention that the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) regulation—particularly the July 2015 amendments—has caused numerous financial institutions to eliminate products and services, many of which have
been relied upon by servicemembers and their families. Specifically, we hear from credit unions that they are being forced to cut back on or eliminate products that help find credit solutions for servicemembers and their families who may have few or no options.
This is a result of overly complex regulations that are difficult to understand and comply with. Such an unfortunate result harms not only the credit unions’ servicemembers but also their entire memberships. 

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H.R. 1861 Award a Congressional Gold Medal to Larry Doby: A Pioneer of American Civil Rights

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby was an extraordinary individual and a sports legend that broke through racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play professional baseball in the American League. Upon his honorable discharge from the United
States Navy in 1946, Larry Doby played baseball in the Negro League for the Newark Eagles. In 1947, his contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians where he began his illustrious 13 year career in the American League. After appearing in 1,533 games and
batting .283, with 253 home runs and 969 runs batted in, and being voted to seven All-Star teams, Larry Doby was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017

Earlier this summer, financial research firm Standard & Poor’s released their city home price index – confirming the concerns of many that housing prices are rising at the twice the rate of wage growth. One of the primary reasons they cited was a lack of
homes available to buy.  “Over the last year, analysts suggested that one factor pushing prices higher was the unusually low inventory of homes for sale,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.  While
the American dream was once owning a house, many Americans struggle to simply make ends meet due to the exploding housing costs. 

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The CPSC Got One Right!

Recent tragedies have brought to mind the importance of electricity generators in disaster situations.  Technology has now advanced, through the same electronic fuel injection concepts used in your car, to virtually eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide
poisoning from these generators.

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H.R. 754 The Anwar Sadat Centeniial Celebration Act

We invite you to cosponsor a resolution to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.  This resolution has been filed in both Chambers, simultaneously
as H.R.754 and S.266.  Next year is the centennial of President Sadat’s birth, and we are therefore excited by this opportunity to honor a great man of peace and his role in the history of the Middle East.

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