WASHINGTON (2/27/14)--The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) honored U.S. Reps. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) and Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) as its Lawmakers of the Year Tuesday.
Patrick La Pine, president/CEO, League of Southeastern Credit Unions, left, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.).
"Reps. Bachus and Hastings have shown, through their actions, that they understand the issues facing credit unions," said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. "Each has co-sponsored multiple pieces of legislation that will help credit union members."
Both consistently meet in-person with credit union advocates throughout the year and are open to listening to real-world stories, La Pine added (eSignal Feb. 26).
Hastings, who is a member of Sunrise, Fla.-based BrightStar CU, said he was humbled by receiving the award from people who really are on the ground in the business of credit.
La Pine, left, and U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.). (LSCU photos)
Hastings has co-sponsored legislation for supplemental forms of capital, privacy notification reform and member business lending.
Longtime supporter Bachus said he didn't think there's ever been a greater need for credit unions. There is such a need for a local financial institution "where you know the people and they know you," he said.
He also is a co-sponsor of supplemental capital and privacy notification reform legislation.
The reception was held in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.