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Former House Budget Committee Chairman to Head Credit Union Group

Nussle, a former House Budget Committee chairman, is the new president of the nation's largest association of credit unions. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Another press release announcing another longtime former lawmaker taking another high-profile lobbying gig.  

Just another day in Washington, D.C.  

The Credit Union National Association, the nation's largest trade group for credit unions, says former Iowa congressman Jim Nussle, who served eight terms and also worked in the second Bush White House as director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been named president and CEO.  

“After an exhaustive search, in which nearly 100 highly qualified candidates were considered, the CUNA Board has unanimously accepted and certified the executive search committee’s recommendation of Jim as the next chief executive of our association,” said CUNA Chairman Dennis Pierce. Nussle, 54, served in the House from 1991-2007 as a Republican from Iowa’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts. From 2001-06, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee.  

He joined the Bush White House after an unsuccessful bid for the Iowa governorship. Since then, he's helped found  Growth Energy, a pro-ethanol trade association and The Nussle Group, a public affairs consulting firm. This YouTube clip captures one of his most memorable moments on the floor of Congress.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_YA2HFS5o  

   

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