With 25 freshmen members readying for next year's state legislature, the Illinois Credit Union League is using the holiday lull to ramp up its "meet and greet" program with lawmakers.
Say farewell to the wisecracking, brainy lawmaker from suburban Boston and say hello to the soft-spoken, courtly former lumber company owner and trial lawyer from Birmingham, Ala.
Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will chair the House subcommittee that has oversight over credit unions and other depository institutions, incoming Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) announced today.
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When Congress returns, credit unions can expect fewer consumer bills, tweaking the financial overhaul bill and new leaders of House and Senate committees that oversee credit unions.
CUNA's PAC had $270,933 in its coffers as of last week and NAFCU's PAC had $215,631, according to reports they filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
The ink has just dried on the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law, but there is already talk among some about changing the legislation.
In politics, the party that controls Congress usually gets the lion's share of the campaign money.
WASHINGTON -- The key sponsor of a bill to raise the cap on member business lending said today it won't be a part of a small business lending bill that the House will take up next week.
Preparing for the November mid-terms, CUNA is stepping up its grassroots advocacy this month with what it calls a refined "partisan communication" campaign aimed at getting CU members to have more direct involvement with candidates.