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December 2017

  • December 19, 2017

    Voters support taxing large credit unions


    The following information shows the result of a recent poll conducted by Morning Consult, The poll was conducted at the request of the American Bankers Association.  Here are the results: 1. Voters are largely not aware of the fact that credit unions pay no federal income tax; 2. It is not appropriate for a tax-exempt industry to spend millions of …

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  • December 7, 2017

    Senate Banking Committee approves reg relief package – S. 2155

    U.S. Capitol

    Late Tuesday (Dec. 5) afternoon, the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to the full Senate for consideration. It was a strong bipartisan vote: 16-7, including four of the 11 Democrats on the Committee.  “This is the first regulatory relief effort to make it out of Committee since Dodd-Frank was enacted in …

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  • December 7, 2017

    Credit Union Sues President Trump Over Mulvaney Appointment

    Gavel and Flag

     In case you missed it, Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union filed suit against the President and Acting CFPB Director, Michael Mulvaney, alleging that Mulvaney’s appointment violates the constitution. The credit union has $55 million in total assets. It’s CEO alleges that Deputy Director Leandra English is the proper and only lawful Acting Director of this massive regulatory agency that is not …

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  • December 6, 2017

    Mulvaney Begins Process to Reign in Consumer Bureau

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau logo

     As you know by now, there’s good news for community bankers at the CFPB:  In addition to the fact that Richard Cordray is no longer the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (he has just announced his long-anticipated candidacy for Governor of Ohio), it seems pretty clear that the President’s selection of Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director is going …

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  • December 6, 2017

    Hoenig On Board With Reg Relief Package; Suggests Tweaks

    FDIC Building

     Statement of Tom Hoenig, FDIC Vice Chairman on the action by the Senate Banking Committee moving S. 2155 to the full Senate. I am pleased that the Senate Banking Committee has advanced the regulatory relief debate with approval of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The underlying goal of the legislation is one I have long advocated: easing …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

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Jeremy has been in charge of the Oklahoma Banker newspaper as well as the OBA website and other member communications since joining the OBA in January 2002. A native of Hartshorne and a 1997 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys meeting and talking with the different people he encounters while doing his job. Previously, Jeremy worked as a sports writer in Lawton and, for the four years prior to joining the OBA, Lubbock, Texas, where he decided the town wasn’t big enough for both him and Bobby Knight. When not working, Jeremy loves to hike, read, watch football, baseball and boxing and teach journalism to high school and college students. And, if you ask, there’s a good chance he will regale you with the story about being interviewed on ESPN by Chris Fowler.