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 Greg Walden called the TCPA a “a prime example of an outdated law that lags behind modern communications technology and consumer preferences.”

NWCUA Committee Appointments for 2016

The 2016 Northwest Credit Union Association Committee and Task Force network has launched. Nearly 200 credit union professionals are engaged in helping to shape policy, programs, and advocacy efforts.

2015 NWCUA Committee & Task Force Rosters Finalized

NWCUA committees and task forces will give their time, talent and critical expertise to help guide and grow the Northwest movement through the many opportunities in 2015.

NWCUA Finalizes Rosters for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Final rosters are now set for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 committees and task forces after dozens of members answered the call to play a more active leadership role in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

NWCUA Accepting Applications for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Applications are now being accepted for 10 NWCUA committees that will serve in 2014, including two new task forces that will focus on the value and impact of Northwest credit unions. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

NWCUA Seeks New Members for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

NWCUA members can play key roles in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value, and impact of credit unions in 2014 by joining one of 10 committees and task forces. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Oregon Credit Union Act Improvement Bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed SB 520 into law. The measure updates the Oregon Credit Union Act.

NWCUA Members Garner Key National Leadership Posts

Northwest credit unions will have a strong national voice on CUNA committees this year. Fourteen credit union leaders have been appointed to committees that help to determine future policy and advocacy positions.

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.

NWCUA Bill to Advance Washington Credit Union Act Headed for Final Vote

Legislation improving the credit union charter in Washington has taken another step towards passage. SB 5302 is now headed for a vote in the House.

Northwest’s Elected Officials Appointed to Important Congressional Committees

The Northwest is well-represented on Congressional committees with significance to credit unions, highlighted by Jeff Merkley’s appointment as chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

House Committee to Examine Dodd-Frank Impact as Banks Reveal Possible Piggyback for MBL Bill

The House Financial Services Committee is examining Dodd-Frank’s impact this week as the Wall Street reform package celebrates its second anniversary. Meanwhile, advocates are exploring packaging S. 2231 with a bill to extend banks’ TAG insurance.

Northwest Strongly Represented on CUNA National Committees

Twelve credit union professionals from the Northwest have been appointed to serve on national committees serving the Credit Union National Association.

Congress Returns to Regular Activity After Week-Long Work Period

With Congress returning from a week-long district work period, CUNA called on credit unions Monday to keep up the pressure and continue to urge Congress to support increased MBL authority for credit unions.

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.

Little Movement on Deficit Deal, Yet

This federal legislative update covers the deficit wrangling in Washington, DC as officials scramble to reach an agreement ahead of the August 2 deadline.

Congress Returns to Work, Faces Difficult Decisions

The House and Senate return are in session this week to deal with the debt ceiling after the White House warned that failure to act on the issue before the government could default on its debt payments.