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October 1-3: Credit Unions Will Face Banks During Hike the Hill


At the same time credit union leaders are heading to Washington, D.C. for Hike the Hill, lawmakers will hear from the Missouri Bankers Association (MBA) during the Washington visit. It’s important that federal lawmakers hear about credit unions FROM credit unions in Missouri – not misrepresentations from the bankers.

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October 1-3: Hike the Hill with Missouri and Kansas


Tax reform legislation is expected to take form this fall, just as Missouri credit union staff and volunteers take to Washington, D.C. for Hike the Hill on Oct. 1-3, 2013. 

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Missouri Hike the Hill Comes at Important Time


At a point when tax reform and regulatory relief are being discussed in Congress, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is preparing for a Hike the Hill in May.  Credit union leaders from Missouri will head to Washington, D.C. to talk with U.S. Senators and Representatives on May 22-23.

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MO Hike the Hill June 25-27: Register by 5/26


Missouri Hike the Hill – June 25-27

Make credit union voices heard in Washington, D.C.!  The Missouri Credit Union Association's summer Hike the Hill takes place June 25-27.  

A key focus on Capitol Hill is member business lending, in support of S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Act.  It is important for federal lawmakers to hear directly from people who are involved in member business lending - and those who want to do more.

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Forbes Highlights Need for MBL Legislation


Credit union representatives aren’t the only groups highlighting the need to lift the arbitrary, government-imposed member business lending (MBL) cap from 12.25 to 27.5%. featured the need for increased access to capital through credit unions with an article by the Small Business Authority entitled “More Business Loans, No Tax Payer Subsidy” on February 10.

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Small Business Owner Takes Credit Union Message to Capitol Hill


When Bob Becker went to his bank to ask for a reduction in his loan rate, he was turned down flat.  “They had everything – all my business accounts and my perso

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Missouri Makes First Hike the Hill of 2012


Missouri credit union leaders visited with federal lawmakers as part of the first credit union Hike the Hill of 2012 in Washington, D.C.   The event began with a

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Missouri Starts Hike the Hill with CFPB



To kick off its January Hike the Hill, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) arranged a meeting with Elizabeth Vale and Barton Shapiro of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on January 17 in Washington D.C.  For the second time in five months, Missouri representatives were able to communicate directly with Vale about issues facing the industry.  Vale stressed the importance of open communication between credit unions and the CFPB.

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Missouri Credit Unions CFPB Meeting Following New Director Appointment


Missouri credit union leaders are scheduled to meet with members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) staff less than two weeks after President Barack Obama appointed Richard Cordray as CFPB Director.  The meeting will take place during the Missouri Hike the Hill on January 17.  Missouri representatives will meet with Elizabeth Vale, who heads CFPB’s efforts with credit unions and community banks.

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Hike the Hill in the New Year January 17-19, 2012



Make sure Missouri’s federal elected officials start off 2012 with a good understanding of credit union issues. Management and board members are urged to take part in the Missouri Credit Union Association Hike the Hill to Washington, D.C., on January 17-19. We will provide information about credit union concerns, including:

• Member business lending (MBL)

• Protecting credit unions’ tax status

• Impact of their actions on consumers

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