Straight to The Point: October 18, 2017

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Good morning. The House is not in session today. The Senate is, though nothing directly affecting credit unions is on the schedule for today. Here is what’s happening:

star3 The New York Credit Union Association held a rally at the state Capitol yesterday, drawing credit union advocates from across the state – The Point

star3 Association President/CEO William J. Mellin and Association Compliance Director Linda Bow recently provided updates at an Adirondack Chapter meeting – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, which will be held Feb. 25 – March 1, in Washington, D.C. – NYCUA

star3 Credit union trade groups are requesting action from Congress and the Justice Department to help assist businesses fighting lawsuits related to the Americans With Disabilities Act – CU Times

star3 NCUA will hold a public briefing today on its 2018-2019 budget – CUToday

star3 The IRS does not expect the Equifax data breach to have a major effect on the upcoming tax filing season, as the agency believes a “significant” number of victims already had their information stolen by cyber criminals – The Hill

star3 Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Metropolitan, is doubtful that a special session will happen – Times Union

star3 U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September – Reuters

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