Congresswoman Co-sponsors MBL Bill

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA 3) will be the first member of the Washington delegation to co-sponsor legislation to increase the member business lending cap (House Resolution 1418).

This is a big win for credit unions and will be great leverage to get other members from the Northwest delegation on board.

Congresswoman Herrera Beutler will no doubt receive a lot of backlash from the banks for her co-sponsorship. It is important that she also hear from credit unions, showing our appreciation for her public support and willingness to stand up for credit unions and small businesses that need capital. If you live in the 3rd District, please take a minute to write, call or email her with your thanks (email is only available through her website):

The Honorable Jaime Herrera Beutler
U.S. House of Representatives

Vancouver Office
O.O. Howard House (Officers’ Row)
750 Anderson Street, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 695-6292
Fax: (360) 695-6197

Washington, DC Office
1130 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3536
Fax: (202) 225-3478

If you live in another district, please use this opportunity to ask your member of Congress to consider co-sponsoring HR 1418. Click here to use Capwiz to send an email—there is an active Action Alert posted. Please reference Congresswoman Herrera Beutler’s co-sponsorship and ask your member to join her in supporting this important bill.

In other news, Congress has a one-track mind this week—an agreement on the debt ceiling issue. Leadership in the House of Representatives has cancelled next week’s scheduled recess to deal with the issue, which must be resolved by August 2.


Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team:

Jennifer Wagner, Director of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello
, Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Stacy Augustine
, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

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