Legendary CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer to Keynote CUNA GAC

Schieffer has more than 58 years of experience as a reporter, 46 of them with CBS News, and has interviewed every U.S. president since Richard Nixon.

NWCUA Committee Appointments for 2016

The 2016 Northwest Credit Union Association Committee and Task Force network has launched. Nearly 200 credit union professionals are engaged in helping to shape policy, programs, and advocacy efforts.

From Robbery to Advocacy: Rachel Pross Honored as Young CU Pro of the Year

From a small, struggling credit union in Arizona to a leading role in the Northwest movement, Rachel Pross has made a huge impact in a short time. And it all started with a robbery.

Northwest Delegation Joins 4,400 Advocates for Start of Governmental Affairs Conference

It’s the first full day of the 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., where more than 4,400 credit union advocates – including 225 from the Northwest – have gathered to spread the credit union message and address key issues facing the movement.

NWCUA Finalizes Rosters for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Final rosters are now set for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 committees and task forces after dozens of members answered the call to play a more active leadership role in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

Harborstone Credit Union Takes Political Advocacy on the Road

What happens when a credit union executive, a state legislator and the NWCUA’s vice president for legislative advocacy decide to visit every one of the credit union’s branches together and talk to every one of its employees about the importance of spreading the “Don’t Tax” message? That’s what Harborstone Credit Union did, and it’s already reaping big rewards.

Metsger Nomination to NCUA Board on Senate Agenda June 27

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will conduct a hearing June 27 to consider President Obama’s nomination of former Oregon Sen. Rick Metsger to fill a vacancy on the NCUA Board.

Credit Unions on the “Tax Reform Options” Table: What Does it Mean?

How serious is it that the Senate has spotlighted credit unions in a “tax options” report? It is not a recommendation, but the mention elevates the need for credit unions to turn on their grassroots machines.

Washington State Legislature in Double-Overtime

The Washington Legislature has started its second special session of 2013. A possible state government shutdown looms if there is no budget agreement by June 30.

Oregon Legislative Update

A bill to improve the Oregon Credit Union Act has cleared another hurdle in the Oregon Senate. In this week’s Oregon Legislative Update, NWCUA Legislative Advocate Pam Leavitt shares details of the legislation.

Governor Inslee Signs SB 5302, Updating Washington Credit Union Act

Improvements to Washington’s Credit Union Act have been signed into law by Governor Inslee. The legislative session is scheduled to conclude by Sunday.

NWCUA Members Garner Key National Leadership Posts

Northwest credit unions will have a strong national voice on CUNA committees this year. Fourteen credit union leaders have been appointed to committees that help to determine future policy and advocacy positions.

House Hearing to Spotlight Regulatory Burden a Win for Credit Unions

The cost of credit unions’ regulatory burden will be examined in an unprecedented Congressional hearing April 10. Hailed as a “win” for credit unions, the hearing is a first step toward legislative relief.

State Senate Committee Hears NWCUA-Sponsored Bill to Amend Oregon Credit Union Act

Senate Bill 520 met no significant opposition its first public hearing yesterday in the Oregon Senate General Government, Consumer and Small-Business Protection Committee. The bill’s next step toward passage will come in the form of a committee vote.

NWCUA-Sponsored Bill Unanimously Passes Washington State House

The Washington State House voted in favor of HB 1582 Tuesday by a 96-0 margin. The NWCUA-sponsored bill addresses credit union board governance and investments and now awaits a Senate committee hearing. A Senate version of the bill is scheduled for a hearing of its own in the House next week.

Rep. Denny Heck: Credit Unions will Help Americans Reclaim the Dream

Denny Heck, newly elected Congressman serving Washington’s 10th District, called on his credit union roots to win over credit union advocates at the CUNA GAC. Heck addressed the General Session Tuesday morning and was introduced by NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang.

OSU Federal Recognized for Innovative CULAC Fundraiser

OSU Federal’s CULAC success story was celebrated in the national spotlight as the CULAC trustees met in Washington this week. The federal political action committee’s primary mission is to elect and retain candidates who are credit union supporters.

With Gabel as Emcee, NCUF Presents Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

More than 800 credit union advocates and their families gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday night to honor the industry’s best at the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards dinner. The NWCUA’s Denise Gabel brought her signature blend of humor and insight to her role as Master of Ceremonies.