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 […]

OR Governmental Affairs Committee Summary

Last week, we finished up the last of our third quarter state Governmental Affairs Committees as Oregon credit union leaders joined to discuss relevant issues out of the most recent Oregon legislative session. It was our great pleasure to be joined by Representative Barbara Smith-Warner, House Democratic Majority Leader. She emphasized the amount of work […]

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 […]

Upcoming Advocacy Events | Portland, OR and Ridgefield, WA | BBQ Anyone?

If you want to know what advocacy looks like, it is getting out in your community and sharing the story of what credit unions are doing with local elected officials. If you think summer, you think BBQ and Summertime BBQs are all about having “good fun, great food, and fabulous company!” The Young Credit Union […]

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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Oregon Spring GAC Meeting

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Credit Union Leaders Participate in Congressional Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Female credit union leaders gathered in Portland, OR earlier this week as part of Congressman Blumenauer’s (D – OR 3) Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The event celebrates female led initiatives in the region and in Congress. As such, participants heard from Congresswoman Bonamici (D – OR 1) and Congresswoman Underwood (D – IL 14). 

Members of Congress Home for Spring Recess

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NCUA Western Region Meeting

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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 […]

Senate Confirms Hood, Harper for NCUA BOD, While Oregonian Rick Metsger Wraps up Service

The Senate confirmed Rodney Hood and Todd Harper Thursday to serve on the National Credit Union Board of Directors, meaning the agency will have a full-time board for the first time in three years. Hood will replace Oregonian Rick Metsger, who continued to serve even after his term expired in August 2017. Harper fills the seat […]

A Win for CUs: Sen. Warren Updates American Housing and Economic Mobility Act

Samantha Beeler, your Association’s VP, Advocacy just checked in from CUNA GAC to let us know that Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced an updated version of the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act. When this legislation was originally introduced, Sen. Warren planned to expand the Community Reinvestment Act to include some credit union requirements. The […]