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WASHINGTON — Even though U.S. Representative Melvin Watt’s visit last week to the $143 million Charlotte Metro Credit Union was not part of the formal push among credit unions to meet their representatives in their home districts this year, credit union lobbyists say it’s the kind of thing they hope happens a lot.

“In the wake of the previous congressional travel scandals, there are fewer representatives traveling this year,” explained John Magill, CUNA’s senior vice president for legislative affairs. “So while they are home we want to make sure that credit unions make a visit and give them something to discuss.”

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