WASHINGTON-It was 15 years ago this week that President Bill Clinton signed into law the Credit Union Membership Access Act, better known as HR 1151, which codified credit unions' powers to serve multiple groups.

With a brief, "this is a good bill," President Clinton signed the bill on Aug. 7, 1998, flanked by many credit union dignitaries, including the heads of NCUA, CUNA and NAFCU, as well as the bill's chief sponsors, Pennsylvania Democrat Paul Kanjorski and Ohio Republican Steve LaTourette.

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