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Congress to Cordray: Dodd-Frank Not Intended for Credit Unions, Community Banks

The majority of Congress—including a large delegation of Northwest members— agrees that the CFPB’s approach may unintentionally burden credit unions and community banks. More than 240 Members of Congress have written Director Richard Cordray to tell him so.

Solarity CEO Meets With State Representatives in Washington D.C.

Solarity Credit Union’s Mina Worthington reflects on her time in our nation’s capital and what it showed her about the future of the credit union movement.

GAC: Northwest Credit Unions Bring Powerful Message to D.C. and Come Home with Honors

Over 200 credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington attended CUNA’s GAC, sharing the credit union difference in our nation’s capital and being honored for their accomplishments.

Northwest Advocates Head to the Hill to Share Credit Union Message with Congress

“It’s a great day to be a credit union advocate”: Oregon and Washington’s GAC delegates spent much of the day Tuesday preparing to “hike the Hill” today and share the credit union message with all four Northwest senators and all 15 of the region’s representatives.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2014’s Short Session Begins

For just the second time in the state’s history, the Oregon Legislature will meet for a short session this year. The tight timeline means many bills could fall by the wayside, but the NWCUA is still keeping an eye on legislation that could impact credit unions.

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.

Legislation to Reduce Privacy Notices Moves Forward

A bill that would amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act by eliminating costly and repetitive privacy notice mailing requirements passed the House of Representatives Tuesday, marking another step toward lessening the compliance burden.

NWCUA-Supported Candidates in 2012 Election – Washington

The Northwest Credit Union Association is supporting the following candidates in Washington in the November 2012 election…

Compliance Question of the Week

We had a member who lived in Utah when he passed away. His personal representative has letters of testamentary granted from Utah. Can we turn over the assets to the personal representative based on those letters?

Oregonians Face Numerous Decisions in May 15 Primary

All five U.S. representatives, all 60 state representatives, 14 state senators and numerous other statewide positions will face the ballot this year in Oregon, and the first step toward election comes in the form of the May 15 primary.