ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Gigi Hyland's departure from the NCUA board could raise the specter of gridlock should the remaining two members-one Democrat and one Republican-not agree on issues going before the agency.

Though Democratic NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and Board Member Michael Fryzel (formerly the agency's chair under the Bush Administration) have largely voted in tandem, the issue of having a one-to-one vote is just one of the possible ramifications of having a two-person board for any period of time.

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