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King County Legislative Event to Feature Congressional Contender Pramila Jayapal

The Washington State legislator is a contender for the 7th District seat after finishing first in the primary, following an endorsement from former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

ACUC Opens With Welcome From NWCUA President & CEO Troy Stang, Support From Congressman Denny Heck, and Powerful Keynote From Alex Sheen

The conference brings four days of educational content and idea-sharing to downtown Seattle for credit union leaders from around the country.

Congressman Heck: Credit Unions Part of the Solution

Speaking at the NWCUA’s annual Amplify Convention, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington spoke against unnecessary regulation and praised credit unions’ commitment to their members.

Advocates in Action: Full Throttle for Fall Elections

It’s been a busy summer for Northwest Credit Union Advocates who have hosted champions in their branches, volunteered for campaigns and helped to raise funds for candidates.

Advocates in Action: Sharing the Credit Union Message with State, Federal Lawmakers

Campaign season is in full swing in the Northwest, and credit union advocates are keeping busy volunteering and supporting their favorite candidates.

Rep. Kilmer Pledges Support of Credit Union Tax Exemption

Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer pledged support of the credit union tax exemption during a meeting with Northwest credit union advocates Tuesday.

House Subcommittee Hears Credit Union Regulatory Burden Issues

Credit unions leveraged a rare opportunity to share details about the regulatory burden during a Congressional hearing yesterday. The hearing sets the stage for a regulatory relief bill.

Congressman Heck Appointed to House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Denny Heck, elected last November with credit union support, has been selected by his colleagues to serve on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal housing policy, Wall Street reform and consumer protection, and commercial insurance and banking issues.

Congressman Larsen Visits Whatcom Educational, North Coast Credit Unions

Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington’s Second District visited Whatcom Educational Credit Union and North Coast Credit Union as part of a visit to Bellingham to explore job creation opportunities in the region.

Blumenauer Co-Sponsors Credit Union Supplemental Capital Bill

Rep. Earl Blumenauer has signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3993, a bill introduced last month that would allow credit unions to accept supplemental capital.

Candidates Off and Running to Replace Oregon Congressman Wu

A primary election is scheduled November 8th to begin the process of replacing Oregon Congressman David Wu. A general election will follow January 31st. Wu’s resignation became effective at 11:59 Wednesday night, after he resigned in the midst of a scandal.

Breaking: Oregon Congressman Resigns After Pressure from Leadership

David Wu’s announcement comes after allegations of improper relations with a contributor’s daughter.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

Credit unions have generated more than 85,000 grassroots contacts on interchange over the past three weeks, and CUNA has called a national teleconference for Wednesday, April 13.

Federal Legislative Update: Larsen to co-sponsor House Interchange Legislation

Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1081, the Consumers Payment System Protection Act, which would delay implementation of the proposed interchange rule for one year while the impact is studied.