Talk about bad timing for credit unions.
While credit union representatives each had their five minutes of fame at the House Financial Services and Small Business Committees' hearing on business lending, that was about all the attention they received.
With the drop in member business lending in 2009, it may be a sign of the times, but the loans were still the fastest growing lending group for credit unions last year.
Congress has placed financial service providers on the defensive during the past four years. But with an election scheduled for this year, the political pressures will be even greater.