The 115th Congress started its first session this week, and credit unions from 10 leagues representing 14 states and Washington, D.C., were on Capitol Hill meeting their elected officials. The new Congress is expected to get to work quickly, with several votes, including one on a CUNA-backed regulatory relief bill, scheduled.
The bill, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, would require congressional approval of regulations with an estimated economic impact of more than $100 million. The House will likely vote on the bill Wednesday.
“We have supported this legislation since its inception, and will be encouraging members of the House to vote for it once it’s on the floor,” said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan.
The House and Senate will also convene joint meetings Friday to count electoral votes and certify the presidential and vice presidential elections.
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Heartland Credit Union Association, Maryland and D.C. Credit Union Association, Carolinas Credit Union League, New York Credit Union Association, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Tennessee Credit Union League and Virginia Credit Union League all met with the elected officials.
See below for a selection of social media posts of credit unions meeting with their elected officials today.