Alabama Lawmakers Are Latest To Take 'Pledge'

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Alabama's two U.S. senators and four of its seven House members have all taken the pledge to support the credit union tax exemption in Congress.

The Alabama CU League said it collected the names of the six lawmakers, including Sen. Richard Shelby, chairman of the important Senate Banking Committee, endorsing the credit union exemption.

The Alabama league is one of several collecting signatures to "the pledge." The signatures will come in handy if (or when) there is a tax push in Congress. While politicians have been known to change their minds, a written reminder never hurts.

The six Alabama lawmakers made their positions known as part of the league's CU-Vote campaign, aimed at educating CU members about candidates' positions on CU issues.

Also collecting congressional signatures to the pledge are the Michigan league, which succeeded in getting both senators and 14 of 15 sitting House members, as well as the expected winner of the other district. The Texas league earlier collected 22 signatures, including that of powerful House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Several other states are also collecting signatures to the pledge.

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