Missouri Republican leaders have selected State Representative Jason Smith (R-District 120) as the Republican nominee for the 8th Congressional District seat vacated by Jo Ann Emerson. The decision was made on February 9, after six rounds of balloting by the Republican committee members narrowed the field down from thirteen hopeful candidates. The final round of ballot
Luetkemeyer Meeting at Missouri Credit Union House
Credit union representatives gathered at Missouri Credit Union House in Jefferson City to meet with Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 9) on August 13. In addition to discussing bills and issues in Congress, Luetkemeyer urged credit unions to make advocacy a priority.
As nearly 50 Missouri credit union representatives prepare to join thousands of credit union leaders at the Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) in Washington D.C. next week, the banking industry is ramping up activity on Capitol Hill. According to the CEO Update newsletter, the American Bankers Association (ABA) is flying in more than 1,000 executives to meet with members of Congress on March 20. The following day, more than 4,000 credit union executives and board members will make office visits.
The Congressional “Supercommittee,” was tasked by Congress to produce legislation to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion within the next ten years. The first deadline was November 23. On November 21, leadership of the bipartisan Special Joint Committee announced that it would not be able to reach an agreement on such a measure.
Members of Congress heard from credit union leaders about the need for regulatory relief – for community banks AND credit unions – during a hearing on H.R. 1697, the Communities First Act. The bill focuses on community bank regulatory relief. It is sponsored by Missouri U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 9), whose family owns a community bank in St. Elizabeth.