Straight to The Point: December 6

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Good morning. For those who are interested, here is a copy of the 2018 state legislative session calendar. In Washington, both the House and Senate are in session. The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on housing finance reform. Here’s what’s happening in the world of credit unions:

star3 In a message to member credit unions, Association Board Chairwoman Marie Betti, CEO/treasurer of Western New York FCU, provides an update and recap of the board’s recent meeting – The Point

star3 New York credit union leaders can register for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s 2018 CEO Summit, scheduled for Jan. 14-17 in Key West, Florida – NYCUA

star3 Lower East Side People’s FCU has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, who Trump appointed as acting director of the CFPB – The Point

star3 The Internal Revenue Service this week recommended that anyone who has an online presence should take several steps to protect their identity and personal information – CU Times

star3 In his first few days as acting CFPB director, Mick Mulvaney endorsed a congressional effort to overturn the agency’s short-term lending rule and revealed plans to install more political appointees at the agency, among other things – CU Journal

star3 The U.S. House advanced a bill last week that relaxes federal lending rules for manufactured homes – Financial Regulation News

star3 Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic counterparts in California and New Jersey are exploring the option of going to court to fight the possible elimination or reduction of the federal deduction for state and local taxes – Times Union

star3 The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to take over as chair of the central bank – CNBC

star3 The blog asks and examines how the proposed tax reform plan will affect the housing market – New York’s State of Mind

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