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Bankers TAG Bill Dies in U.S. Senate

Dec
13

In a major setback for the bank lobby,  S. 3637, the banks’ Transaction Account Guarantee Program (TAG) bill, has died in the U.S. Senate.  By a vote of 50-42 on December 13, Senators voted against an effort to waive a Budget Point of Order for TAG.  A vote of 60 was needed to overcome the point of order and take a vote on the bill itself. Missouri’s U.S. Senators split on the issue, with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) voting in support and  U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R) voting against.  

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Bank TAG Vote Scheduled for December 10 - Credit Unions Urged to Act

Dec
06

Credit unions from Missouri took part in National Hike the Hill on November 27-28 to urge members of Congress to take action on member business lending legislation.  At the time, combining MBL with other legislation – including the banks’ Transaction Account Guarantee Program (TAG) – was an option shared with U.S. Senators. 

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