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League Represents CUs at Senate Republican, House Democratic Events

League officials representing credit unions continued the pre-session whirlwind in Richmond Tuesday afternoon by attending the Senate Republican reception and luncheon. At the event, League President Rick Pillow and Director of Governmental Affairs Karin Sherbin talked with most members of the Senate... More

League Governmental Affairs Team Attends Lt. Gov. Bolling’s Breakfast Event

League President Rick Pillow and Karin Sherbin, director of governmental affairs, attended a fundraiser Tuesday morning for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. The event was one of a series of fundraisers held in Richmond before the start of the General Assembly session on Wednesday.

This opportunity gave credit union... More

Consumer Savings from Durbin Uncertain, Says Consumer Advocate

Found this in the American Banker newspaper today:

Consumer advocates still aren’t sure if new federal caps on debit card swipe fees will end up helping or hurting consumers.

“It is too early to predict whether consumers will see some savings as a result of the new fee restrictions,” James L. Brown,... More

General Assembly Watch: Bills of Interest We’re Monitoring

Your League wants to share the latest on bills we’re monitoring at the General Assembly

HB 822 Mortgage modification; application; limitations on foreclosure.

Introduced by: Robert G. Marshall | all patrons

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Mortgage modification; application; limitations on foreclosure. ... More

More Bills of Interest…And Be Sure to Check Out Our Bill Tracking Resources

Remains to be seen just how eventful this session of the General Assembly will be, but it’s certainly shpaing up to be a busy session. We’ve got a long list of bill we’re tracking for their impact or potential impact on credit unions. Check out those resources here.

HB 1093 GARNISHMENT.

Introduced... More

Credit Unions Stand Out in General Assembly Building in First of 2012 Credit Union Day Events

Hampton Roads, Piedmont, Southside and Tidewater credit union members, 80 strong, visited with their lawmakers and legislatives aides today to kick off a round of CU Days at the General Assembly.

Other groups at the General Assembly today included AARP and the Virginia Medical Society, illustrating how... More

CU Day Continued Wednesday with Central Virginia Chapter Visits

A dozen advocates from Central VA this morning met with 10 legislators or aides as part of the ongoing CU Days at the General Assembly this year. One impromptu meeting even took place in the hallway as Tim Schmoyer of Park View ran into Del. Tony Wilt, the patron of a bill that responds to credit union... More

Credit Union Reps Meet With George Allen

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, 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