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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

Chairwoman Cantwell Schedules First Privacy Hearing of this Congress

Senator Cantwell (D – WA) serves as the Chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation  Committee. The hearing, is scheduled for next Wednesday and is titled “Protecting Consumer Privacy.”


Controversial IRS Provision Pulled from House Bill

The controversial IRS data collection provisions is not currently included in House language, which is a huge win for the robust credit union advocacy effort.


Remote Notary Amendment to the NDAA

Another key amendment for consideration on the National Defense Authorization Act this week is the Remote Online Notary.

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SAFE Banking Act Added to the National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a large must pass bill that has been negotiated in the House and Senate Committees.

Senator Crapo Introduces Bill to Block IRS Overreach on Data Collection

Under the pretext of closing the “tax gap,” Democrats are seeking to increase IRS funding.

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Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Joins Letter Against IRS Proposal

The letter was signed by dozens of house members late last week.

Good News for Advocates Regarding NDAA Legislation

Samantha Beeler reports the Armed Services Committee markup is favorable to CUs thus far.

Alert on cellphone

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.