Credit Union Advocates Meet with Chairman Wyden – IRS Reporting Update

On Tuesday afternoon credit union advocates in the northwest met virtually with Senator Wyden (D – OR) the current Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senator spoke to his continued support of credit unions and the amazing work you accomplish in your communities. He also shared that the IRS reporting issue credit unions helped […]

Updates from the Oregon Capitol

Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday, Nov. 30, that she will be calling the Legislature into special session on Dec. 13 to address eviction protections for renters. “As we enter our coldest months, it is absolutely essential that we take action to ensure no additional Oregon families are evicted when rental assistance is on the way,” […]

Idaho Capitol Building

Idaho House Censures Rep. Priscilla Giddings Unbecoming Conduct

As the Idaho Legislature returned this week — primarily to tackle the issue of state and federal vaccine mandates — they had another issue to finalize before the end of the year. 

Tumultuous Restart for the Idaho Legislative Session

On Monday, the Idaho Legislature re-opened the 2021 Legislative Session, primarily to tackle the issue of vaccine mandates, especially those handed down from the Biden Administration, both to federal contractors and all U.S. companies with over 100 employees.

U.S. DOL Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Large Employers to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Policy

NWCUA’s Compliance team breaks down the new standard and provides insight on state-specific responses.

Oregon Gavel

An Update on Oregon’s Increasingly Busy Gubernatorial Race

Have you heard? We have an open seat in the race for Governor in Oregon in 2022!

Redistricting Map 2022 ID

Idaho Redistricting Committee Narrows in on a new Legislative Map

What legislative district will you be in for the 2022 election? Who will you be voting for in Congress or the Legislature in November of 2022?

ID Speaker of the House

Idaho Legislature to Reconvene the 2021 Session on November 15

The Speaker will work diligently to limit the topics that are likely included in the bucket of “pertinent business” to the issue of vaccine mandates and the ethics complaints, but as this is not a topic specific “special session”, which is called by the Governor, the Legislature may find itself “bogged down” in all types of matters.

US Capitol Building

Congressman Schrader Pushes Back on IRS Provision Inclusion in House Package

Today Congressman Kurt Schrader (D – OR 5) joined other House Democrats in signing on to the below letter against the IRS data collection proposal. This comes after Senators Manchin and Sinema indicate their skepticism on the provision.

Holding Advocacy Sign

Members of Northwest Credit Unions Give Congress an Earful About IRS Proposal

Advocacy works with member support, media outreach, and meetings with lawmakers.

NCUA Issues Guidance on ECIP 30-Year Maturity Date Utilization

In a statement from the letter NCUA outlines, “Low-income credit unions may receive 30-year subordinated debt investments from the ECIP.

US Capitol

Every Northwest Republican Signs On Letter Against the IRS Reporting

The letter had more than 200 Republican co-signers.

Grassroots Response: IRS Reporting Requirement Proposal

A recent IRS data collection proposal taken up in the Reconciliation package in congress has brought us yet another opportunity to show up and make our collective voices heard.

Crapo and others

Senator Crapo Holds Roundtable Discussion on Proposed IRS Data Collection

Idaho credit union leaders joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and other stakeholders for a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Oct. 12

Little & McGeanchin

McGeachin’s Political Gamesmanship Continues in Idaho

If you have been watching the news over this past week, you know there has been quite a potentially high-stakes political tennis match between Governor Brad Little and Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin.

New Messages on Cellphone

Congress Avoids a Shutdown Through December 3rd & IRS Data Collection Threat Continues

President Biden has signed a continuing resolution “CR” to fund the government through December 3rd, allowing negotiations to continue on major legislative pieces of his policy agenda.

Congress

Congressional Update on Potential Shutdown & IRS Data Collection

As credit union advocates hold the last few meetings with the delegation as part of the most recent Hike at Home there are a number of important issues facing Congress.

Oregon Capitol

Oregon State Legislation Special Session Update

The Oregon Legislature went into a special session on Monday, September 20th with the primary goal of approving the new Congressional and Legislative maps to send to Governor Brown. This “redistricting” session came after months of meetings and hours of public comment.