LITTLE ROCK, Ark., and MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (9/9/15)--Credit unions in Arkansas, Texas, and Pennsylvania took the opportunity to meet with lawmakers in their home districts during the summer recess.
The Arkansas Credit Union Association held court with U.S. Rep. French Hill (R) in Little Rock last week to talk over a number of issues important to the credit union movement.
Among the items discussed were overdraft protection, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and mortgage lending disclosure rules (Leaguer Sept. 3).
“Congressman Hill has been very receptive to the needs of credit unions in the state of Arkansas,” said Reta Kahley, association president, noting Hill’s “commitment to common sense government.”
Added Windy Campbell, chair of the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s governmental affairs committee: “These visits with our senators and congressman are vitally important to Cornerstone’s overall governmental affairs plan. Staying in touch with them when they are home during recess keeps our issues at the forefront.”
CUNA encouraged leagues and member credit unions to reach out to lawmakers while they were home during summer recess. Congress reconvened Tuesday.
Texas credit union leaders, meanwhile, met with U.S. Reps. Gene Green (D) and Filemon Vela (D) in Houston recently, to discuss a number of issues critical to credit unions, according to the league.
In Pennsylvania, Clearview FCU, Moon Town, Pa., hosted U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R) at its main branch last week.
Rothfus met with Clearview President/CEO Mark Brennan and president/CEOs of a number of other credit unions (Life is a Highway Sept. 8).
The group discussed regulatory burden, data breach costs for credit unions, and the member business lending cap. Rothfus also met with Clearview staff, who thanked the congressman for supporting legislation that benefits credit union members and the communities they serve.