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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.

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Congressional Subcommittee Reviews TCPA

Subcommittee Chair Rep. Greg Walden called the TCPA a “a prime example of an outdated law that lags behind modern communications technology and consumer preferences.”

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Credit Union Leaders Engage With Gov. Kate Brown, Rep. Tobias Read, at Rivermark

Thirty credit union leaders—from Klamath Falls, Pendleton, and Salem to Eugene, St. Helens, and Portland—gathered to meet with Gov. Kate Brown and State Rep. Tobias Read, a candidate for State Treasurer.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

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.

Adriana Alexander: Credit Union Advocate by Accident

As a senior in high school, Adriana Alexander accidentally enrolled in a financial services class. Once she started interning for iQ Credit Union, her life was never the same.

News From Inside the Oregon State Capitol, Feb 9-13

As the governor resigns, credit union bills are referred to committee and the legislative session marches on.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review, Feb 2-6

Bills for prize-linked savings and updating the OR Credit Union act introduced; plus updates on other bills we’re tracking.

Rep. Heck’s Pro Marijuana Banking Amendment Passes House

Banking of legal marijuana businesses received support from the House in two votes Wednesday. One of the measures was proposed by Rep. Denny Heck.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer Agrees to Co-Sponsor Supplemental Capital Bill

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will add his name to the Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act, becoming the fifth member of the Northwest congressional delegation to support giving credit unions access to supplemental capital.

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.

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

Northwest credit union advocates attended prayer breakfasts and luncheons, hosted campaign events and even joined elected officials for a game of “Jeopardy” in their ongoing efforts to share the credit union message with state and federal lawmakers.

As Advocates Make Their Case on the Hill, Tax Reform Proposal Leaves Credit Union Exemption Untouched

Northwest advocates headed to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to press their case for the credit union tax exemption, and they found good news waiting for them: Credit unions’ tax status was left untouched in a tax reform plan released by the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Washington Advocates Get a Warm Welcome at Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 110 advocates bundled up in hats, gloves, heavy coats and bright yellow scarves to attend Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia, where the weather may have been chilly but the reception from lawmakers was very, very warm.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: A Primer for the 2014 Session

Washington’s politically divided state Legislature kicked off the 2014 session last week with plenty of big issues on the table, including funding for education and transportation, but the combination of election-year politics and a short session may make reaching any kind of consensus difficult. Here’s a look at what to expect in Olympia.

Rep. Denny Heck to Co-Sponsor Supplemental Capital Bill

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck became the first member of the Washington delegation to add his name to the Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act this week, saying “supplemental capital lets us avoid the perverse situation of successful credit unions having to turn away deposits.”

Oregon Credit Unions Take ‘Don’t Tax’ Message Directly to Lawmakers

Credit unions across Oregon are reaching out to lawmakers with face-to-face meetings designed to spread the word about the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.