First Lady’s visit to Vermont military families video on vpt.org

first_imgVermont Public Television covered the visit by First Lady Michelle Obama to the Vermont National Guard on Thursday afternoon, June 30, and has posted video of it on http://www.vpt.org/(link is external).The 24-minute video includes a welcome from Major General Michael Dubie, who introduced Marcelle Leahy.  Mrs. Leahy introduced the First Lady, who thanked the service members and their families gathered at the Aviation Support Facility in South Burlington.  She praised the work of Guard members at home and overseas.At the event, she also talked about the Joining Forces initiative to support military families and veterans that she and Jill Biden lead.  She highlighted efforts of Vermonters to support the troops and their families, including the work of people in Hyde Park, to help a wounded veteran.  She encouraged others to volunteer, saying, ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.’last_img read more

CFPB taskforce should examine impact of rulemaking

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law should look closely at how the CFPB’s rules have impacted credit unions, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Monday. The CFPB is seeking information to assist with the taskforce, which was announced last October.“We urge the Taskforce, as it conducts its review, to look closely at the outsized impact that the Bureau’s rules have had on credit unions as community-based financial institutions and to recommend the Bureau streamline regulations with an eye toward improving the financial health and well-being of consumers,” the letter reads. “To that end, credit unions believe the Bureau’s rules should focus on Wall Street banks and the unregulated and under-regulated sectors of the financial services industry.”The letter outlines several legislative and regulatory recommendations to ensure credit unions can continue to provide high-quality financial products and services to members. Among the major principles, CUNA highlighted:The current single-director CFPB leadership structure should be replaced with a bipartisan commission, ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more