Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) visited the Waukegan office of Consumers CU, Gurnee, Ill., this week to discuss credit unions' challenges and opportunities with 25 of the credit union's employees.
Schneider is the current ranking member of the House Small Business subcommittee on agriculture, energy and trade.
Staff and senior management shared core concerns on regulatory relief, compliance costs, the impact of data breaches, and the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan has urged credit unions to contact elected officials during in-district work sessions and recesses, such as the upcoming August recess, for credit union visits.
These advocacy outreach efforts are a major part of CUNA’s bipartisan, pro-consumer Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) are among legislators who have visited credit unions in their district in recent months. Previously, August recesses in 2016 and 2015 have seen a number of visits by legislators in their home districts