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Credit Union Advocates Meet with Rep. Scott Rigell

Credit union advocates from Chartway Federal Credit Union and ABNB Federal Credit Union held a frank discussion with Rep. Scott Rigell on Monday in his district office on the credit union tax exemption and other  topics.

ABNB CEO Carl Ratcliff joined with Chartway representatives -- Kim Little (Regional... More

Rep. Morgan Griffith Supports Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th) is quoted in Eastman Credit Union's recent newsletter as supporting the preservation of credit unions' tax exemption.

U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith supports the mission of credit unions and he understands the important role that credit unions play... More

Rep. Rob Wittman Reaffirms Support for Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1) once again pledged his support of the credit union tax exemption and promised a letter on qualified mortgages to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) when Representatives from 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and BayPort Credit Union met with him Monday in his district... More

'Don't Tax' Message Hits Its Mark: More Than 800,000

WASHINGTON (7/24/13 UPDATED 11:10 a.m. ET)--More than 875,397 people, including members of Congress and their Twitter followers, saw the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" message on the Credit Union National Association's DontTaxMyCU Tuesday. 
The message that lit up Twitter reached its mark... More

PATH Act Approved By Committee, Moves On To U.S. House

WASHINGTON (UPDATED: 7/24/13, 10:15 A.M. ET)--House Financial Services Committee members this morning approved the "Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowner (PATH) Act of 2013" (H.R. 2767) on a mainly party line vote. The bill may now be considered by the full U.S. House.
Technical amendments... More

CommonWealthOne FCU Video: 'Tax Exemption Important To You'

That’s the message in the Alexandria-based CommonWealth One FCU's educational video that explains the cooperative business model and how benefits of the credit union tax advantage are passed on to members. The effort is part of CUNA and the Leagues' “Don’t’ Tax My Credit Union” campaign.

CUNA: Don't Miss Out On 'DontTaxMyCU Tuesday'

(From CUNA's News Now)
WASHINGTON (7/22/13)--Maximizing the power of social media to make a single-day punch for credit unions in advance of a Senate deadline for tax reform recommendations is the drive behind 'DontTaxMyCU Tuesday,' a Twitter event sponsored by the Credit Union National Association and... More

League President Pillow Wraps Up Week of Events with Key Lawmakers

League President Rick Pillow attended three fundraisers at our external lobbying firm of Hunton & Williams this week for lawmakers key to credit unions. The events supported Sen. Minority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-35), and Dels. Jimmie Massie (R-72) and Lynwood Lewis (D-100).

Saslaw and Lewis sit on... More

Credit Unions Step Up Efforts in 'Don’t Tax My Credit Union' Campaign

Virginians have made more than 9,000 contacts to Congress urging them keep the credit union tax exemption.

DuPont Community CEO Gerald Hershey has posted on the DCCU website the letter sent out to members, which reads in part: "Taxing credit unions like DCCU could destroy credit unions as we know... More

In Letters to Sens. Warner and Kaine, League Asks for Their Leadership on Preserving CU Tax Exemption

Last week, in letters to Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, your League asked for their leadership in helping preserve the credit union tax exemption.

Sen. Max Baucus, who is helping lead the Senate's tax reform effort, has asked all his fellow senators to forward their thoughts by July 26, on which tax... More

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