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Credit Union Advocacy Efforts Lead to Big Moves by Congress

In conversations with legislators at CUNA GAC, credit union leaders helped move the needle on two important issues.

NWCUA and CUNA Collaborate on Ad Supporting Congressman Kurt Schrader

The ad highlights Schrader’s support for digital broadband expansion and its implications for banking in underserved areas.

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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Priority Legislation Signed by Governor as 2022 Session Ends

Washington lawmakers adjourned the 2022 legislative session late Thursday night, which was closely followed by Governor Jay Inslee signing House Bill 1165, priority credit union legislation, into law on Friday morning.

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Idaho Election Filing Showcases Retirements & New Faces

In many areas of Idaho, the primary election may be the only election that has candidates filed for office or that will be impactful for the final outcome of the election in November.

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A Win For Idaho Credit Unions; Act Update Legislation Passes

Ryan Fitzgerald reports on camera from Boise.

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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.

Northwest Advocates Fan Out Across the Beltway for CUNA GAC

In meetings with Congress, they secured a firm commitment to protect the tax structure, and messaged priority legislation.

Washington Credit Union Modernization Bill Clears Legislature

The bill increases access to financial services for underserved consumers and allows credit unions to make equity investments in companies providing financial technology solutions.

Oregon Gavel

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

Congress Can’t Miss Credit Unions This Week!

More than 160 Northwest advocates join thousands of others in Washington, D.C., to share the Credit Union Difference with lawmakers.

BREAKING: Credit Union Priority Bill Clears Legislature — Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Credit union advocates should be incredibly proud of their cooperative effort, which led to this morning’s passage of House Bill 1165 by the Washington State Senate by a broad bipartisan majority of 43-5.

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Just in: A Video Update from the Idaho Legislature

Watch now: Ryan Fitzgerald checks in from Boise

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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.

Priority Legislation Clears Senate Committee Unanimously

House Bill 1165 took another major step forward Tuesday morning after receiving a unanimous 7-0 vote by the Senate Financial Institutions Committee.

Oregon Advocates Fired Up to See Each Other in Person

A large group of more than 70 advocates came to Salem for the 2022 Legislative Luncheon.

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Video Update: Latest Report from Boise

Find out where things stand and what lies ahead in the 2022 legislative session live from the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.

Video Update: Latest Report from Olympia

Find out where things stand and what lies ahead in the 2022 legislative session live from the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia.