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Packed Congressional Luncheon Caps off Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington

Ten members of Virginia's Congressional delegation addressed a room full of 140 credit union advocates at Wednesday's Congressional Luncheon in Washington.

Senators Warner and Kaine and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor praised credit unions and highlighted their perspective on issues ranging from... More

Sen. Warner, House Majority Leader Cantor & Other Delegation Members Address CU Advocates at Congressional Luncheon

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More than 120 credit union advocates from around the Commonwealth converged in Washington Wednesday for the League’s annual Congressional Luncheon.

Most of Virginia’s delegation members attended the event, although two attendees … Reps. Bobby Scott (D-3) and Jim Moran (D-8) …... More

Rep. Connolly Meets With Credit Union Representatives at League’s Annual Congressional Luncheon

WASHINGTON – Congressman Gerry Connolly joined members of the Virginia Credit Union League at their annual Capitol Hill luncheon for Virginia’s congressional delegation. In his comments, Connolly praised the credit unions for their growth in membership and lending and cited their positive impact... More

We’re Starting the GAC with a Mini-Hike the Hill

The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Committee starts full-blown today, and your League and credit union advocates are taking advantage of a day in Washington to visit legislative aides to brief them on our issues before Wednesday’s Congressional Luncheon (and before the bankers... More

Get Your Federal Briefing Material Here!

Going to the Congressional Luncheon, or just want to stay on top of everything? You can get a summary of our federal issues at the League’s governmental affairs web page. Click here: http://www.vacul.org/advocacy/gov_affairs/index.php and then click on the link for federal issues under Congressional... More

Credit Union Member Business Lending Legislation Dominates Conversation at Congressional Luncheon

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (pictured left) greets longtime campaign volunteer Bill Dawson, of Henrico Federal Credit Union. Though Congressman Cantor continues to say he is a fan of credit unions, he declined to add a key credit union member business lending measures to his recent JOBS Act.

This... More