Congress

  • Vigilance Is Watchword on Taxation

    According to industry veteran John McKechnie, who was working on Capitol Hill back in 1986, the last time credit union tax exemption was on the Congressional chopping block, a “volatile” environment on Capitol Hill means credit unions should be vigilant when it comes to protecting their tax-exempt status in 2013.

  • 113th Congress Day One: NAFCU and Military Coalition Defend Tax Exemption

    Trade group hits the Hill as Congress begins new session.

  • Election 2012: Mica Sees No Status Quo

    "I see a brand new ball game," says former congressman/CUNA CEO.

  • Republican Convention Seats Two CU CEOs

    Credit union events at the Republican National Convention happened outside the walls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum last week, but two credit union CEOs were among those inside the convention, listening to the speeches and roll call.

  • Obamacare Prompts Employers to Offer Perks

    From asking employees to pay a greater portion of premiums to offering incentives for healthy lifestyles, some of the country’s largest employers are using a number of cost control measures to counter the expected rise in health care benefits in 2013.

  • Guest Opinion: Congress Must Act to Boost Recovery

    Congress has two opportunities this year to reach back to the Main Street voters who elected them. Neither costs taxpayers a dime. Two bills would enable credit unions to provide affordable capital to consumers and to small businesses. It makes sense, then, for Congress to act this year to enact...

  • Voter Guide Offered by N.Y. League

    The Credit Union Association of New York has created an online resource center to assist credit union professionals, volunteers and members in identifying candidates that are and have been supportive of credit union issues.

  • Letter: Stir Up New CU Passion

    Regarding the Editor’s Column [“Step Up and Put the Fear of CUs into Bankers” July 4 issue]. I wholeheartedly applaud Sarah Snell Cooke’s efforts to ignite a new passion for credit unions on the issue of member business lending.

  • Guest Opinion: MBL Hike Could Aid 10 Industries

    Nearly five years after the housing bubble burst and the financial system collapsed, politicians are still clamoring for new ways to free up capital and spark growth across the country. The most recent effort, put forth by Sen. Mark Udall, proposes to increase the lending limit of credit unions from...

  • Fecher to Congress: Tell CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions

    Douglas Fecher, president/CEO of the $2.45 billion Wright-Patt Credit Union told lawmakers last week to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to limit regulatory burden by using existing tools, such as the power to exempt credit unions from its rulemaking.

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