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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.

Breaking Down Statewide Election Results in OR, WA

Pro credit union candidates posted strong showings in the Northwest. We broke down how your support translated at the ballot box, and how that advocacy will continue.

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BECU Awards $180,000 to Local Nonprofits Through Annual People Helping People Awards

The awards recognize BECU members and the nonprofits they support.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Join the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders

Parker Cann, general counsel at BECU, and Patricia Smith, president and CEO of Unitus Community Credit Union, were among 17 inductees into the Credit House Hall of Leaders in February.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

Washington State Legislature called into special session.

Washington Legislature in Home Stretch

With the Washington State Legislature scheduled to complete its regular session Thursday, six policy bills of interest to credit unions are still on the table.

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.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As the Washington Legislature begins its second week, get an insider’s look at the policy advancement strategy for credit unions.

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek Shares Why She’s a ‘Big Fan’ of Credit Unions

Kotek shared her top three reasons for being a fan of credit unions, as well as two of her priorities for the 2016 Oregon legislative session.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Beat Deadlines

Prize-linked savings bill signed into law as the update to the Oregon Credit Union Act moves to the House floor for a final vote.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

Oregon Legislative Update: Prize-Linked Savings Scheduled for Senate Vote

If the bill passes the Senate, it will be sent to Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.