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Richmond Advocates Knock Out Another Successful CU Day at the General Assembly

More than 20 Richmond credit union advocates, including League Board members Iris Ellis, Rose Gilliam, Patsy Smith and Chris Williams, swept through the General Assembly offices this morning to thank lawmakers for their support of our bills this session and to update them on the Credit Union Difference.... More

House of Delegates Passes Our CU Bills!

The House approved our two House bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – on Monday, 87-to-0. The House vote follows last week’s Senate approval ofSB 905 and SB 769.

Next up: the bills will be sent to the opposite chambers on crossover day (Feb. 5) for a vote. Though partisanship heated... More

House of Delegates Passes Our CU Bills!

The House approved our two House bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – on Monday, 87-to-0. The House vote follows last week’s Senate approval of SB 905 and SB 769.

Next up: the bills will be sent to the opposite chambers on crossover day (Feb. 5) for a vote. Though partisanship heated... More

Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Va. Chapters Get It Done at General Assembly!

The 15 advocates from the western part of Virginia held a very successful CU Day at the General Assembly on Jan. 16. Stops included the chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Del. Terry Kilgore, and the patron of one of our bills, Del. Greg Habeeb.

Along the way there were many good conversations.... More

Hampton Roads, Tidewater Chapters Roll Into Richmond for CU Day Event

Credit union advocates representing Hampton Roads and Tidewater swept through the General Assembly Tuesday morning, thanking lawmakers for their support of our two parity bills that have passed both the House and the Senate without opposition. The House and Senate bills will switch chambers... More

Hampton Roads, Tidewater Chapters Roll Into Richmond for CU Day Event

Credit union advocates representing Hampton Roads and Tidewater swept through the General Assembly Tuesday morning, thanking lawmakers for their support of our two parity bills that have passed both the House and the Senate without opposition. The House and Senate bills will switch chambers... More

Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Va. Chapters Get It Done at General Assembly!

The 15 advocates from the western part of Virginia held a very successful CU Day at the General Assembly on Jan. 16. Stops included the chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Del. Terry Kilgore, and the patron of one of our bills, Del. Greg Habeeb.

Along the way there were many good conversations.... More

Credit Union Bills in State Senate Pass First Test

League President Rick Pillow reports that SB 905 and SB 769 have passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Jan. 14, 15-to-0. Both Bills should be on the Senate Floor by mid-week. On to House Commerce and Labor Committee, where the House version of our bills are on the... More

Credit Union Bills Sail Through House Committee

We’re on a roll…League President Rick Pillow reports from Richmond that the House Commerce and Labor Committee unanimously passed our credit union bills – HB 1351 and HB 1686 – at 2:30 p.m. today (Jan. 15). They are off to the House floor for consideration.

SB 905 and ... More

15 NoVa-Area Credit Union Reps Participate in CU Day at the General Assembly Event

Fifteen advocates from the NoVa Chapter inaugurated this year’s CU Days at the General Assembly with a whirlwind trip to visit 47 legislative offices Tuesday morning.

Tuesday afternoon, the House Commerce and Labor Committee passed both House versions of our parity bills ( HB 1351 and ... More

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