With less than a year to go before the 2014 midterm elections, credit union trade organizations are focusing their attention on key Senate races.
CUNA and NAFCU both throw their support behind credit union supporters like Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Randy Udall, brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, did not return from Wyoming mountain backpacking trip.
Measure similar to proposed legislation in House, would raise cap to 27.5% of assets.
CUNA announced Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will address the 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington on Feb. 26.
CUNA announced new legislative priorities for 2013 that include four key agenda items: preserving the credit union tax exemption, reducing regulatory burden, engaging in housing finance reform and advancing credit union charter enhancements.
Filibuster reform is behind-the-scenes force, prop in partisan debate, CUNA lobbyists note.
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), primary sponsor of S.2231, which would increase the member business lending cap to 27.5% of assets, received loud cheers as he spoke in favor of the legislation to about 500 gathered in Washington Nov. 27 to hike the hill in favor of the bill.
CUANY says its hill hiking also prompted call from New York Sen. Schumer to primary sponsor Sen. Udall of Colorado.
The Tuesday night reception drew lawmakers, credit unions and business owners and kicked off CUNA’s latest Hike the Hill.