Straight to The Point: January 19

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Good morning and happy Friday. Both the House and Senate are in session today. Federal lawmakers will try to strike a deal to keep the government funded for at least a few more weeks. The House passed their stopgap funding bill yesterday. Here’s what’s happening today:

star3 Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention, the New York credit union movement’s premier event – The Point

star3 NCUA has released its agenda for the agency’s upcoming board meeting – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the 2018 Lending School. Once again, the Association will be offering two sessions—one in Albany, the other in Buffalo – The Point

star3 The House Financial Services Committee approved four regulatory relief bills, including one that would exempt nearly all credit unions from the CFPB’s rulemaking – CUToday

star3 The CFPB faces significant obstacles in reopening its payday lending rule – CU Journal

star3 Credit unions continued to increase their role as secondary lenders for college students last year, with their private student loan portfolios growing faster than those of other private lenders and the federal government – CU Times

star3 If Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein chooses to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations, there is a system in place in the Senate that will allow for his successor to be chosen – City & State

star3 CFPB interim Director Mick Mulvaney requested $0 to fund the bureau, and instead will use its reserves for funding – New York Times

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