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League Helps Welcome Past Three House Speakers to Lynchburg

Del. Orrock Visits Virginia CU Branch

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-54) is in a primary fight, and has earned the endorsement of the League. Earlier this week, Virginia Credit Union offered its support by inviting the delegate to visit its Fredericksburg branch, which is in his district, later posting a photo of the visit on its Facebook page.... More

CU Grassroots Tax Status Advocacy Effort Builds

Credit unions and their members already are heeding the call from the Credit Union National Association and the state credit union leagues to deliver this message to federal lawmakers: Don't Tax My Credit Union. And CUNA continues to add resources to its Tax Status Toolkit to support advocacy efforts... More

League Attends Fundraiser for Sen. Kaine

League President Rick Pillow and Director of Governmental Affairs Karin Sherbin attended a fundraiser for Sen. Tim Kaine at our lobbying firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond Monday morning. Hunton lobbyist Heidi Abbott hosted the event, which was attended by about a dozen people in addition to League... More

Senate CU MBL Bill Gets CFA Backing

The Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 968) would "expand access to affordable credit for small businesses and help strengthen local marketplaces that serve consumers well," the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) said in a letter to Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).
S. 968, which was introduced... More

'Don't Tax My Credit Union!' Action Alert and Webinar Invite

We have launched a National Action Alert on the Credit Union Tax Status. We strongly urge you to mobilize your credit unions’ employees, volunteers and members to ensure success in preserving the credit union tax exemption. 

Background

CUNA’s best legislative intelligence confirms what the... More

League-Endorsed John Cosgrove Wins GOP Nomination for State Senate Seat

Del. John Cosgrove, endorsed by the Virginia Credit Union League, comfortably won his party's nomination in a firehouse primary last Thursday, earning a chance to succeed retiring state Sen. Harry Blevins.

Cosgrove bested Portsmouth's Chris Stearns and Chesapeake resident Bill Haley. He received 1,362... More

League-Endorsed State Senate Candidate John Cosgrove Faces May 9 Primary; Help His Campaign, Get Out and Vote!

Del. John Cosgrove (R-78) faces off May 9 against his Republican challenger for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Harry Blevins. The Senate district covers part of Chesapeake, Franklin City, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

Cosgrove is a member... More

League President Updates State Legislators on CU Issues

League President Rick Pillow met Tuesday with Senate and House leaders at fundraisers hosted by the League’s lobbying firm, Hunton & Williams.

Pillow met with House Majority Leader Kirk Cox and top Senate Republican leaders: Ryan McDougle, Republican Caucus Chairman and member of the Courts of Justice... More

CFPB Proposes CUNA-Sought Credit Rule Delay

(FROM CUNA's NEWS NOW, May 8)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has favorably responded to the Credit Union National Association's recent request that the agency delay a June 1 effective date relating to the prohibition on financing certain credit insurance charges. The provision is contained... More

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