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League President Pillow Meets with Candidate for 7th House District Seat

League President Rick Pillow met yesterday with Dave Brat, the Republican candidate for the 7th House District.

Brat toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this year in a primary. Pundits put Brat ahead in the race against Democrat Jack Trammell in the heavily Republican district.

Brat has visited... More

CU Days Are Coming Soon! Chapters, Set Your 'Day at the General Assembly'

The leaders of credit union chapters are busy now setting dates for when their groups will visit area lawmakers when the 2015 General Assembly convenes.

The session begins Jan. 14 and runs 45 days. To date, two chapters have reserved dates for their visits: Roanoke Valley on Jan. 20 and NoVA on Jan. 21.... More

Election 2014: CU at the Polls!

CU at the polls next Tuesday! Hard to believe Election Day is right around the corner, and as a reminder, your League has formally endorsed three candidates this year:

  • Sen. Mark Warner in the U.S. Senate race.
  • Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, who is running for the 8th Congressional District seat.... More

Federal Regulators Approve Final QRM Rule

Federal regulators have approved a final qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule, which requires investment banks to hold at least 5% of a loan's risk on their books when securitizing loans unless the loans meet the definition of a QRM. The rule also more closely aligns the definition of QRM with the... More

Roanoke Valley Chapter Holds Legislators' Night

By Karin Sherbin

The Roanoke Valley Chapter held its legislator’s night last week on International Credit Union Day, attracting three lawmakers and four staff representatives, including three from Congressional offices.

Fifty credit union members heard the following from their guests:

State Sen. John... More

Legislators Tell Central VA Chapter To Stay in Touch

By Karin Sherbin

The Central Virginia Chapter held its annual legislative breakfast Wednesday, with good cheer and discussions lighting up the gloom from lingering rainstorms.

Credit union constituents talked issues at their tables with the lawmakers and the staff member representing Congressman Bob... More

Tidewater Chapter Hosts Area Lawmakers

Tidewater Chapter Hosts Area Lawmakers

Members of the General Assembly joined Tidewater-area credit unions on Oct. 9 for the Chapter's annual Legislator Night. Pictured... More

Legislative Lollapalooza Raises Money for VACUPAC and Awareness on Advocacy

By Karin Sherbin

Golf Tourney Raises $6,000-Plus for VACUPAC

Bill Dawson

Faithful VACUPAC Golf Tournament volunteer Bill Dawson.

... More

Overwhelming Number of Lawmakers Give Message to NCUA on RBC Proposal

(From CUNA's News Now)WASHINGTON (9/9/14)--Federal legislators on both sides of the aisle have joined their voices with the unprecedented 2,056 comments from people and organizations expressing concerns with the National Credit Union Administration's risk-based capital (RBC) proposal. Since the rule... More

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