2012 Governmental Affairs Conference

Hill Visits Focus on H.R. 1418

Member business lending was at the top of the discussion list during Wednesday's Hill visits.

March 22, 2012

Hill visit discussions seemed to center on asking for support of H.R. 1418, the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, and raising the member business lending cap. Credit union leaders thanked co-sponsors of the bill for their support.



Members of the Illinois delegation pose with Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill. From left: Vicki Touchton, vice president, Motorola Employees CU; Paula McCarthy, senior vice president, sales, Corporate America Family CU; Rep. Biggert; Ellen Meehan, senior vice president, Corporate America Family CU; and Michael Lee, vice president member relations, Alloya Corporate FCU.

Photo by Pat Huffman














Iowa CU leaders thank Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for his co-sponsorship of H.R. 1418. From left: Rep. Braley; Mike Moroney, CEO, Alliant CU; John Schumacher, board member, Alliant CU; and Dave Klavitter, senior vice president, marketing and public relations, Dupaco Community CU.

Photo by Emily Caropreso




Sen. Bill Nelson (left), D-Fla., receives the Florida Lawmaker of the Year Award from Patrick La Pine, president/CEO, League of Southeastern CUs.

Photo by Mike Bridges















Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens intently as CU leaders discuss the importance of raising the member business lending cap.

Photo by Emily Caropreso










The Washington delegation pitches Kate Woods, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., on the benefits of member business lending. From left: Christina Lethlean, CEO of Gesa CU; Woods; Manuel Chavallo, Gesa CU board member; and Gene Fitzpatrick, vice president of lending at Numerica CU.

Photo by Stacy Augustine


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