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Rep. Walden to Chair House Energy & Commerce Committee for 115th Congress

Walden (R-OR), previously served as chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which plays a key role in data security measures and actions regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Northwest CU Professionals Win Big at CUNA Lending Council Conference

Rivermark Community Credit Union’s Gayle Gustafson received the Phil Greer Award, while Lower Valley Credit Union was recognized for excellence in lending to members of low-to-modest means.

New Association Board Chair Makes Call for Committee Service

In one of her first acts as Board Chair for Your Association, Brooke Van Vleet, President & CEO of St. Helens Community Credit Union, has issued a call for credit union professionals to engage in service through NWCUA committees.

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Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearings on Wells Fargo Account Culture

The bank faces mounting pressure after employees reportedly set up as many as 1.5 million unauthorized accounts and applied for 565,000 credit cards without their customers’ consent.

Scott Haeg of Connection Credit Union Earns WCMS Scholarship

The three-year tuition scholarship gives Haeg a strong step toward high-level credit union management.

NWCUF Board Nominating Committee Formed for 2016

Five Northwest credit union professionals have accepted appointments to the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Their task will be to help facilitate the Foundation’s governance model.

Forward-Looking Debie Keesee Continues Northwest Presence on CUNA Board of Directors

Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, has begun her term on the CUNA Board of Directors, maintaining a Northwest presence on the Board.

NWCUA Board Nominating Committee Formed for 2016

Five Northwest credit union professionals have accepted appointments to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Their task will be to help facilitate the Association’s at-large governance model.

Washington Legislature Reviews Tax Exemptions, Budget Proposals

Washington lawmakers are taking a close look at tax exemptions in the final weeks of the 2016 regular session.

Legislation of Interest to Washington Credit Unions in Spotlight in Olympia

Northwest Credit Union Association-backed bills on credit freezes, foreclosure, and mortgage fraud are progressing in the Washington legislature. Expect to see a flurry of activity in the final three weeks of the session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As Wednesday’s house of origin deadline approaches, most bills being tracked by the Northwest Credit Union Association remain in committee—but a pair of key bills are moving toward passage.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Governor Inslee to Address Advocates at NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 150 advocates will be in Olympia Thursday to discuss the Credit Union Movement’s policy advancement agenda with lawmakers. Against that backdrop the NWCUA is tracking foreclosure, public funds, marijuana banking, and mortgage-related legislation.

Public Funds, Payroll Card Legislation on Washington Credit Unions’ Priority List

As the Washington State Legislature rolls into its third week, credit unions’ policy advancement strategy is firmly focused on legislation concerning public fund deposits and payroll cards.

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.

Compliance Center: Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Issued Rulemaking for Reasonable Compensation

Get the details on the new rule for reasonable compensation of Directors and Supervisory Committee Members; plus your question answered about garnishment fees on Federal Benefit Payments; and this week’s legal briefs!

Answer the Credit Union Movement Call: Volunteer for Committees

Volunteer for a Northwest Credit Union Association Committee or Task Force, and lend your skills to the critical work of advancing the Credit Union Movement.

Compliance Center: HUD Issues Guidance on Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Based on Equal Access to Housing Rule

HUD’s guidance aims to avoid discrimination against LGBT Americans; your question answered on NCUA’s record retention regs; plus this week’s legal briefs.