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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

Richmond Chapter Wraps Up This Year’s Legislative Events

Karin Sherbin
Director of Governmental Affairs
800.768.3344, ext. 626

Nearly 100 people attended the Richmond Chapter’s legislative breakfast Thursday morning, hearing comments from U.S. Senator-Elect Tim Kaine and keynote speaker Delegate Peter Farrell.

Among the audience... More

League Board Meets with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe

The League Board met Wednesday in Richmond with declared Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. During the meeting, McAuliffe noted that he’s a fan of the credit union system and is particularly interested in credit union member business lending as an engine of job creation.

“My No. 1... More

CUNA Action Call urges CUs to Oppose TAG Bill

WASHINGTON (UPDATED: 4:00 P.M. ET, 12/6/12)–In a new call to action, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is encouraging its member credit unions and leagues across the country to contact and urge their senators to oppose legislation that would extend for banks the Transaction Account Guarantee... More

League Working With Lawmakers to Introduce Two Measures in 2013 General Assembly

With the General Assembly session just a month or so away (Jan. 9), we wanted  to bring you up to date on two pieces of legislation we plan to have introduced.

The first proposal simply fixes an oversight in recent updates to the small  estates act and allows federally chartered credit unions... More

Virginia Hikes the Hill in End of Session Effort To Move MBL Legislation

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Credit Union representatives from Martinsville DuPont Credit Union visit with Rep. Morgan Griffith (pictured second from left) to... More

League, Credit Union Reps Paying Visits to Congressional Offices This Week in Support of S. 2231

A dozen credit union and League representatives will be visiting 11 of our 13 Congressional offices during the next two days.

We kick off with a visit with Sen. Warner on Tuesday morning, followed by a meeting with top aides of Sen. Webb that afternoon.

Wednesday we meet with House members, joined by a... More

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