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New Member Business Loan Rule Took Effect in Oregon June 1

As a result of advocacy, credit unions have more options to help Main Street businesses.

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Oregon Legislature Meets This Week!

This past Wednesday marked the first day of “Legislative Days” of the 2022 Oregon Interim Session.

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Primary Election in Oregon Full of Competition!

Yesterday’s Primary Election in Oregon was full of candidates for voters to pick from.

Kurt Schrader Issue Advocacy Ads

In keeping with our commitment to support credit union champions, we are pleased to share a recent political ad we’ve partnered with CUNA in preparing that highlights the congressman’s strong record in supporting constituents.

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Federal Update Addressing Variety of Topics, Including Ukraine Aid

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a $1.5 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government funded and address a variety of other issues including $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine and Eastern European countries.

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Oregon Legislature Adjourns Short Session

Today, the Oregon Legislature adjourned “sine die,” a little before noon. By constitution, they had until midnight on Monday night to complete their work

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Oregon Legislative Update

The Oregon Legislature is completing the third week of the 2022 “short” legislative session.  There are rumors of possible adjournment next week but with the requirement to read each bill in full, the session may go until the constitutional deadline of March 7th.

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Updates from the Oregon Capitol

The latest from the short session in Salem.

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The 2022 Oregon Legislative Session Begins

Advocates will have the opportunity to share the Credit Union Difference with lawmakers at the Oregon CU Legislative Luncheon Feb. 17

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Major Leadership Changes in Oregon Legislature

House Speaker Tina Kotek will resign this month to focus on the Governor’s race, and Senate President Peter Courtney will retire at the end of the year.

12 Northwest Credit Unions Receive Emergency Capital Investment Program Grants

The funds will help credit unions in their continued support of consumers, businesses, and communities that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Action Alert: IRS Reporting Requirements Proposal

This effort is intended to improve taxpayer compliance and increase federal revenues by $463 billion over the next ten years.

August Virtual Hike Meetings

In focus for these meetings are the potential threats to the credit card interchange system being floated in the Senate.