Oregon Credit Union Advocates Brief Senator Merkley in Preparation for Regulatory Hearing

Answering the call to advocacy engagement, Oregon credit union advocates showed the Senator’s staff the impact regulatory burden has on their members’ ability to get the services they need.

Oregon Legislative Update: NWCUA Testifies on ‘Marijuana and Banking’

NWCUA called upon to testify on financial services for marijuana-based businesses; update to Oregon Credit Union Act scheduled for March 4 hearing.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Update Bill Scheduled for Hearing

The bill to update the Oregon Credit Union Act is scheduled for a hearing as the new governor is sworn in.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 19-23

Northwest credit union legislative agenda is on track after second week of Washington legislative session.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, January 12-16

Legislature begins long session under Supreme Court contempt order; will tackle taxes, education and transportation issues.

NCUA Approves Budget Increase for 2015, Up to $280 Million

The credit union regulator approved its 2015 budget by a 2-to-1 vote, increasing 4.2 percent over 2014.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Deadline Weeds Out WASHPOT, Other Bills

Several bills of interest to credit unions failed to clear their house of origin by last week’s deadline, but others – including the NWCUA-sponsored credit union merger bill — are still in play and have until Feb. 28 to pass their policy committee in the opposite house.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Bill Addresses Credit Union Mergers

Washington’s politically divided Legislature returned to the state Capitol in Olympia on Monday, kicking off a 60-day session that is expected to tackle everything from education funding and transportation to gun control and marijuana.

Metsger Takes Oath, Becomes New NCUA Board Member

Former Oregon State Senator Rick Metsger is now a member of the NCUA board. He was sworn in during a ceremony in the US Senate Friday morning.

Sen. Banking Committee Considers Metsger’s NCUA Nomination

The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held a nominations hearing for former Oregon State Senator Rick Metsger, President Obama’s nominee to the NCUA board. During opening remarks, Metsger shared the policy and vision he would bring to the NCUA board if confirmed by the Senate.

Oregon DCBS to Hold Unimproved Property Rulemaking Hearing

The Oregon DCBS has scheduled a hearing July 1 to discuss a rule that would allow state-chartered credit unions to hold unimproved property for up to six years instead of three.

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.

Oregon Revenue Package Due Thursday

With a goal of ending its session by early July at the latest, the Oregon Senate is working to finalize a revenue package that will pass both chambers. Meanwhile, a freshman lawmaker shares insight into the complicated process of getting legislation passed.

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.

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.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Solving a $1.3 Billion Budget Shortfall

After last week’s key deadline for bills to be approved in their houses of origin, the Washington State Legislature turns its attention to the state budget. Numbers released Thursday show the projected budget deficit has grown by $300 million.

Credit Union Advocates Flock to Olympia as Committees Discuss Board Governance Bills

Credit unions were on full display last Thursday in Olympia, as hearings on NWCUA-sponsored bills coincided with Credit Union Day at the Capital and the accompanying Financial Reality Fair.