|U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), left, was a 2013 League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates Federal Lawmaker of the Year recipient, receiving his award from Patrick La Pine, LSCU president/CEO. U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), not pictured, also received the award. (Photo provided by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions)|
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (2/28/13)--The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates honored two congressmen for their support of credit unions during the past year. U.S. Reps. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and Bill Posey (R-Fla.) are the 2013 LSCU Federal Lawmaker of the Year recipients.
"Reps. Bonner and Posey have really shown they are friends to credit unions," said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. "Both are accessible every time we call or come to Washington. Many lawmakers will sit and listen and that's as far as it goes. Reps. Bonner and Posey work to ensure credit unions succeed through their actions and that's what counts most."
Bonner and Posey were co-sponsors of Member Business Lending legislation and Exam Fairness legislation. Posey also co-sponsored Supplemental Capital, Privacy Notices and ATM Disclosure legislation.
Bonner has spoken at the 2012 LSCU Leadership Development Conference and met with credit unions in his district. Posey has been a credit union supporter since his days in the Florida House and Senate. In 2012, Rep. Posey spoke at the LSCU Annual Convention and Exposition, and met with credit unions in Washington, D.C., and his district office. He was Florida's only full member of the House Financial Services Committee in the 112th Congress.
LSCU handed out the Federal Lawmaker of the Year awards this week at a reception at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The GAC ends today with 4,200 attendees visiting Capitol Hill.