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CU Members Meet with Rep. Rigell in Washington

ABNB FCU - Meeting with Rep. Rigell

Credit union representatives recently met with Congressman Scott Rigell to discuss a number of issues important to credit unions.... More

Young Professionals Network Hosts Laser Tag Event to Support VACUPAC

Laser Tag Participants Raise Funds for VACUPAC

Laser Tag Participants Raise Funds for VACUPAC

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List of VACUPAC Golf Sponsors Grows, But We Still Need Your Support!

Many thanks to our fine sponsors that are making the Oct. 6 VACUPAC Golf Classic possible! This event is our signature fundraiser for the Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee (VACUPAC), the only political action committee working exclusively for the benefit of Virginia-based credit unions.... More

Paul, Whitehouse Intro MBL Cap Increase in Senate

(From CUNA's NewsNow)
WASHINGTON (9/11/15)--Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jack Reed, both Democrats from Rhode Island, introduced a credit union member business lending (MBL) bill this afternoon to increase the statutory cap to 27.5% of a credit union's assets. 

Under... More

Credit Unions Meet with Congressman Forbes in Chesterfield

Credit union constituents of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4) met with him Thursday in his district office to discuss issues of concern, ranging from regulatory relief to economic development.

Meeting with Forbes were: Patsy Stuard, CEO of Fort Lee Federal Credit Union; Patsy Smith, CEO of Peoples Advantage Federal... More

Piedmont Chapter Hosts Local Lawmakers


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State Sens. Frank Ruff (R-15) and Bill Stanley (R-20), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-9) , and staff for Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-9) and Robert Hurt (R-5) spoke at the Piedmont Chapter’s annual legislative... More

Credit Unions Meet with Rep. Beyer

Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) met with credit union representatives Thursday (Aug. 6) at his Alexandria office to discuss data security, regulatory relief and other issues of interest to credit unions.

League Board of Director members Joe  Thomas, CEO of Fairfax County FCU, and Gaye DeCesare, Chief... More

Final Fixed Assets, Stess Test Rules Top NCUA Meeting Agenda

Final rules on fixed assets and stress testing schedules top the agenda for the July National Credit Union Administration board meeting.

The NCUA reissued the fixed assets proposal in March, after first proposing a rule in July 2014.

The current proposed rule would remove the 5% limit cap on fixed assets,... More

Credit Union National Association: CUNA Staff Meets with CFPB

CUNA staff met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) this week to discuss the bureau’s proposals under consideration regarding payday and small-dollar loans.

During the meeting, CUNA staff provided the bureau with information on credit unions’ role in combating abusive payday lending... More

CUNA IDs ‘Staggering’ Effect of Mortgage Reporting Offset Provision

WASHINGTON (7/16/15)--A provision in the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 3038) containing a mortgage reporting offset has led to great concern from CUNA.

Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, wrote to House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and ranking member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.)... More

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