LUBBOCK, Texas, and HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/3/15)--Before heading back to Washington, D.C., for Congress’ fall session, U.S. lawmakers nationwide are taking time to meet with credit union leaders in their respective states.
CUNA has encouraged all credit union leaders to meet with their federal representatives when they return home for summer recess.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) met with credit union leaders in Lubbock, Texas, to talk about key credit union issues such as data security and regulatory relief (Leaguer Sept. 2).
Neugebauer has shown ardent support for the credit union movement recently, spearheading the introduction of a credit union parity bill amending the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) Act that would ensure FHLB eligibility requirements are the same for like-sized credit unions and banks, among other efforts.
Meeting with the congressman were James Boyd, president/CEO, Abilene (Texas) Teachers FCU; Dale Hansard, president/CEO, Caprock FCU, Lamesa; Ann Marie Wright, president/CEO, Caprock Santa Fe CU; Scott Rose, president/CEO, and Lee Williams, executive vice president, Alliance FCU, Lubbock; and Russell Vest, president/CEO, Hockley County School Employees CU, Levelland.
Credit union leaders in central Pennsylvania, meanwhile, met with U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) at his district office this week.
Those in attendance specifically addressed H.R. 766, the Financial Institutions Customer Protection Act; H.R. 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act; H.R. 1941, the Financial Institution Examination Fairness and Reform Act; and H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, all of which are expected to be marked up by Congress in the forthcoming session.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association continues to encourage credit unions to reach out to members of Congress to ask them to support the four bills.
Leaders also discussed issues related to today’s regulatory environment, merchant data breaches, member business lending, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule.