Banks hoping Congress will extend the FDIC’s Transaction Guarantee Program are facing opposition from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who occupies a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. Corker penned an Aug. 2 letter to FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg that was critical of extending the temporary program... More
The Virginia Credit Union League, which represents 184 not-for-profit credit unions and the 3 million Virginians they serve, today announced its endorsement of former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
“Decisions made in Washington have a direct impact on credit unions’ ability... More
Credit union representatives were fortunate enough to catch up with Congressman Randy Forbes to thank him for his support on two key pieces of legislation.
HR 4367, which Forbes voted in favor, eliminates a frustrating regulatory burden for credit unions, namely the mandate that ATMs carry a... More
Credit union representatives will meet with Sen. Warner and Rep. Hurt July 25 to urge their support of legislation that would raise the cap on member business lending.
Both lawmakers are key to our efforts: Warner sits on the Senate Banking Committee and Hurt is a member of the House Financial Services... More
Five state lawmakers gave 40 attendees of the Hampton Roads legislators’ night a glimpse of what it’s like in the General Assembly as they engaged in lively discussions with credit union representatives.
Attending the event were Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment and Sen. John Miller, as well as... More
Representatives from the League and credit unions met with Gov. Tim Kaine in Richmond on Tuesday to discuss key credit union issues.
The highlight of the meeting was Gov. Kaine’s support for raising the member business cap, noting that he considered it a small business and credit availability issue.... More
Credit unions’ small business lending efforts received recognition in three separate features in prominent Washington,D.C. media, including National Public Radio (NPR); theWashington Post’s weekly business journal, Capital Business; and WTOP. They told how the... More
Former Sen. and past Virginia Gov. George Allen met with representatives of the Virginia League and Virginia’s credit unions in Richmond on May 29 to discuss the possibility of the League endorsing Allen in his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat of the retiring Jim Webb.
Gov. Tim Kaine is also seeking... More
League Senior Vice President David Miles and representatives from BayPort Credit Union accompanied business owners with MBLs from BayPort to speak with Sen. Webb’s aide, Charles Stanton, in Virginia Beach.
David reports: “In a meeting this morning with Senator Jim Webb’s regional representative,... More