Credit unions are known entities on Capitol Hill. I can speak to this as both an industry advocate and as a former member of Congress. There’s no question that when credit unions come to Washington, people take notice and it can generate quite a reaction.

On the whole, our message to lawmakers about common-sense regulation for credit unions is being heard. Just a few weeks ago, the House passed the CHOICE Act, the Dodd-Frank replacement bill put forth by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling. Very few pieces of legislation are moving through Congress, so it’s a big win for credit unions and their members when financial reform bills that address credit union needs are moving. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the Senate.

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