Call to CEOs: Results, Answers as Northwest Credit Unions Continue Push for MBL

The NWCUA updated the region’s credit union CEOs on member business lending (MBL) legislation, explaining that S. 2231 is quietly gaining approval among Senators on both sides of the aisle despite deep election-year division in Congress.

Credit Unions Continue Steady Push for MBL Cap Increase

Credit unions have been engaged in a long-term advocacy campaign ever since Sen. Harry Reid promised a floor vote for the credit union MBL bill in March. The bill remains on the Senate calendar and could therefore be called to the floor at any time.

Credit Unions Play Waiting Game as S. 2231 Awaits Senate Vote

With a Senate vote on the credit union member business lending bill still not scheduled, credit unions are finding ways to sustain their advocacy efforts over the long haul.

Senate Vote on MBL Bill Expected Next Week as Credit Unions Continue Advocacy

Credit union activists from Oregon and Washington have logged more than 1800 contacts through CUNA’s advocacy site in support of raising the MBL cap. With a Senate vote not expected until next week, there is still time to deepen the impact.

National Outreach, Local Impact: NWCUA Creates Facebook Event to Promote Grassroots Support of S. 2231

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA has created a Facebook event to share the need for vocal support from constituents across social media platforms. Read more to help spread the word!

NWCUA, CUNA Issue Call to Action Regarding MBL Legislation

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA is developing an “all-in” strategy that depends on immediate participation from each Northwest credit union.

NWCUA Calls for ‘Immediate Participation’ from All Northwest Credit Unions as Senate Moves Toward MBL Vote

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA is developing an “all-in” strategy that depends on immediate participation from each Northwest credit union.

Make Joe Robertson a CU Hero with Just Two Clicks

Retired Our Community Credit Union CEO Joe Robertson has been nominated by Credit Union Magazine readers as a candidate for Credit Union Hero of the Year—but he needs your vote to win.

Senate Majority Leader Promises Floor Vote on MBL Legislation

U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid to Congress: “Democrats and Republicans are going to have to make a decision on where they stand for American credit unions.”

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Dueling Budgets Cause Stalemate in State Legislature

This Washington Legislative Update explains the unexpected controversy in the Washington State Legislature, as Senate Republicans passed their version of the budget at 12:45 a.m. rather than signing the supplemental budget passed by the House.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Public Funds Bill Passes Senate

SB 5913, known as the Public Funds Bill, passed the Senate last Thursday by vote of 43-2. With less than a month remaining in the current session, several other bills relevant to the credit union movement are expected to see action soon.

Washington Public Funds Bill Passes Senate

SB 5913—the Public Funds Bill—passed the Washington State Senate Thursday evening by a vote of 43-2 with four excused. The NWCUA is crediting attendees of last week’s Washington State GAC in Olympia with making the critical final push.

Oregon and Washington Credit Union Foundations Approve Merger to Enhance Philanthropic Support of the Northwest CU Community

The outreach and rich traditions of the Washington Credit Union Foundation and the Oregon Credit Union Foundation will be leveraged at a higher level as the organizations combine resources in a January merger. Foundation leadership commits to uninterrupted service for the remainder of 2011.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to Host Annual Celebration

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is hosting its annual celebration in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 20-22. Through its Credit Unions for Kids program, the credit union movement has raised more than $80 million for affiliated children’s hospitals since 1996.

Congress Passes Legislation to Raise Debt Ceiling; Measure Headed to President Obama

After weeks of angst, Congress passes a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and cut federal spending.

NWCUA Announces Town-Hall Schedule

This year’s road show will outline a redistricting plan, highlight various Association achievements, and address membership concerns.

Interchange Fight Moves On From Senate

Despite the failure of the Tester-Corker Amendment, the interchange fight will continue with dialogue with the regulators and by working through the courts.

New Interchange Approach Announced by Senators

Senators Tester and Corker will attempt to attach their legislation to delay the debit interchange fee regulation to a bill to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration.