The Nebraska Credit Union League hosted a meet and greet event last week with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer.
“This was a great opportunity for our credit union professionals and volunteers to meet with State Senator Fischer to discuss her legislative priorities as well as those of credit unions,” said Scott Sullivan, president/CEO of the NCUL.
Fischer was first elected to the Cornhusker State’s legislature in 2004 and has served as the chairwoman of the Transportation & Telecommunications Committee.
She was selected in the primary election to be the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by current Sen. Ben Nelson(D-Neb.), who decided not to run for re-election. Fischer will face former Nebraska Democratic governor and senator Bob Kerrey in the November general election
During her remarks at the Aug. 10 gathering in Lincoln, Fischer expressed her appreciation for credit union support and discussed the importance of shrinking the federal government. Credit union representatives expressed to her the need for Congress to lessen regulatory burden and urged increasing the member business lending cap.
“We had a very good discussion with her about the need to make more capital available to small businesses which are the engine to our economy. We let her know that simply raising the arbitrary cap on credit unions can free up much-needed capital to small businesses across the country so that they can do what they do best and that’s create jobs,” said Ken Bradshaw, president/CEO of the $153 million Liberty First Credit Union in Lincoln, Neb.