Rep. Jennifer McClellan, D-Va., was sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the 118th Congress. McClellan, is the first Black woman elected to represent Virginia, and was elected in February to fill in the seat left open by the late Rep. Donald McEachin.
"Congresswoman McClellan’s familiarity with credit union issues, and knowing she received her first car loan from a credit union, means she understands very clearly the credit union impact for her constituents and consumers across the country,” said Jason Stverak, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Federal Government Affairs. “We’re excited to work with her in Washington, D.C., on credit union priorities.”
Congresswoman McClellan was supported by both the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and the Virginia Credit Union League, who worked with her during her time in the Virginia General Assembly.
"We look forward to working with the Congresswoman on credit union issues as she represents the interests of Virginia in Congress," said Virginia Credit Union League President/CEO Carrie Hunt. "As a state lawmaker, she was always willing to engage with us on issues of concern to credit unions and we thank her for her leadership and service.
A longtime credit union member, McClellan had served in the Virginia General Assembly since 2006. She was a member of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, which deals with most legislation related to credit unions and financial services issues.