NWCUA Advocacy Team Engaging with State Legislators at ALEC

This week, the NWCUA Advocacy team had the opportunity to spend time with over 1,500 state legislators and leaders from around the country.  Over 25 legislators and staff from our three states were in attendance at the 2019 ALEC Conference, which took place in Austin, Texas.  The ALEC Conference is a policy forum that provides […]

NASCUS Annual Summit Showcases New Commitment to Cooperation

The NWCUA team joined credit union regulators and stakeholders at the Annual Summit of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS).   The Northwest is being well represented at the meeting with strong credit union representation, regulators from all three states, as well as Association and league staff. One of the highlights of the […]

Congress and the Senate head home for the August Recess

The House has adjourned and congressional representatives are headed back home to their districts across the country. The Senate will head into their recess next week. This six-week break provides members of congress an opportunity to get out into their communities and many will be hosting town halls to meet constituents. Learn more about events […]

ID Governmental Affairs Committee Summary

We just wrapped up our third Idaho Governmental Affairs Committee meeting in Boise, ID. With a full agenda and much to discuss, it was our great pleasure to welcome Bob Sonnichsen, State Director for Senator Mike Crapo. Senator Mike Crapo chairs the Senate Banking Committee which is hugely important in setting the direction for financial […]

Idaho State Issues Working Group Finalizing Recommendations to Further Modernize the Charter

Working in cooperation with the leadership team at the Idaho Department of Finance, members of the Idaho State Issues Working Group (I-SIWG) have come together to identify and develop additional modernization for the Credit Union Act in Idaho.  Over the past few months, a group of credit union leaders have taken an in-depth look at […]

NDAA 2020 Funding Goes Into Conference

The House Armed Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9) passed the National Defense Authorization Act for next fiscal year, specifically exempting language that would have given banks rent-free access to land and facilities on military bases that credit unions have due to their not-for-profit cooperative structure. After our success in the House, the […]

Oregon Legislature Update

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Idaho Legislators and Business Leaders Converge at 2019 IACI Conference

Idaho business leaders and members of the Idaho Legislature are meeting this week at the 2019 Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) Conference in Coeur d’Alene.  Congressman Russ Fulcher (R – ID) kicked off the conference on Sunday afternoon, outlining the pressing issues facing the U.S. Congress, while also providing his perspective as a […]

Idaho Capitol Chapter Growing Advocacy Expertise

This past week, a group of Idaho Capitol Chapter members raised the bar on their advocacy expertise and parliamentary procedure acumen.  The NWCUA Advocacy team had the opportunity to spend time with this impressive group of Capitol Chapter professionals in a “lunch ‘n’ learn” setting.  The discussion outlined the true purpose and importance of credit […]

Advocacy Training and the 2019 East Idaho Credit Union Annual Meeting

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Members of Congress Home for Spring Recess

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NCUA Western Region Meeting

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Governor Little Proclaims April as Financial Literacy Month in Idaho

On Tuesday morning, Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation establishing April as Financial Literacy Month in the State of Idaho.  Governor Little and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth also presented three $75 IDEAL College Savings scholarships to the winners of the Piggy Bank Beauty Contest, which was sponsored by the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition (IFLC), earlier […]

NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger Addresses Northwest Credit Union Association Committee

On Thursday March 28, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger and NCUA Associate Regional Director Mike Dyer addressed the Northwest Credit Union Associations Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee. Board Member Metsger provided the committee with an update on rules and regulations that the board may pursue, and insight on the board’s decision to lower the normal operating level–which […]