Today is Tweet Tuesday; Credit Unions Asked to Send Twitter Messages to House

While congress is on recess this month, credit union advocates are keeping the tax discussion alive. The NWCUA is asking members to raise the roof and tweet the house today. Sample messages are available on the Association’s member website.

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.

Legislators, Regulators Show Support for Oregon’s Credit Unions

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, House Speaker Tina Kotek and DCBS Director Pat Allen all addressed credit union advocates at last Thursday’s Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol. “We want to help you be successful in any way we can,” Wheeler said.

Northwest Credit Unions Have Impact in Meetings with Federal Legislators

More than 230 Northwest credit union advocates hiked the Hill in Washington, D.C., this week for face-to-face meetings with 13 of the region’s congressional representatives and all four U.S. senators. The messages: protect our cooperative tax structure, pass MBL and supplemental capital, and reduce our regulatory burden.

Rep. Denny Heck: Credit Unions will Help Americans Reclaim the Dream

Denny Heck, newly elected Congressman serving Washington’s 10th District, called on his credit union roots to win over credit union advocates at the CUNA GAC. Heck addressed the General Session Tuesday morning and was introduced by NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang.

Compliance Question of the Week

The beneficiary on a Representative Payee account has requested a loan. What do we do? Can the beneficiary use the SSI payments this way?

Northwest Election Update

Credit unions fared well in Tuesday’s election, with the majority of credit union-supported candidates in the Northwest claiming victory.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Advocates on the Move

This Oregon Legislative Update outlines recent credit union advocacy activity in Oregon and offers a full list of candidates from both Oregon and Washington supported by the NWCUA in anticipation of the Nov. 6 election.

Oregon Legislative Update: Eugene Credit Union Advocates Step Up

Several credit union professionals in Oregon’s Lane County took up the advocacy mantle this week, hearing from candidates and meeting with legislators to share the credit union difference.

NWCUA to Host Credit Union Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

The Association is hosting an hour-long town hall discussion with credit union champion Suzanne Bonamici at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Oregon’s ‘Quiet Primary’ Includes Several Notable Races

Ellen Rosenblum won Oregon’s Democratic primary for attorney general, one of several important races across the state.

Washington Congressional and Legislative Maps Finalized

This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.

Oregon Legislator Calls for Shift of Public Funds to Credit Unions

This Oregon legislative update outlines Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith’s push to create the Credit Union Depository Pool and gives up-to-date information about local elections and the upcoming state Joint Revenue Committee meeting.

Oregon Legislative Update

This Oregon legislative update outlines the ongoing election process for state and federal representatives and covers recent committee appointments from around the state.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Head to DC to ‘Hike the Hill’

This legislative update details last week’s “Hike the Hill” event. A group of 21 Northwest credit union leaders met last week in D.C. to draw attention to credit union small-business lending and the need for supplemental capital.

Changes on the Horizon in the Oregon House

This Oregon legislative update explains how the Oregon House of Representatives will look different after 2012, as several House members have announced their resignation or are running for a different office.

House Subcommittee Schedules Hearing to Explore MBL Legislation

Member business lending (MBL) legislation continues to gain traction nationally, as an October hearing has now been set in which a House subcommittee will explore raising the MBL cap. NWCUA representatives will be on hand to continue promoting the issue.

Oregon Legislature Meets for Interim Hearings, Announces House Leadership Changes

This Oregon legislative update explains the interim hearings held last week by the Oregon Legislature. With a focus on legislation geared toward job creation and small-business support, the legislature also announced a number of changes to House leadership.