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GAC Garners New Cosponsors from Missouri

Mar
26
GAC Garners New Cosponsors from Missouri

Missouri credit union leaders took their message to Capitol Hill as part of the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 18 – 22.  The group included 47 attendees from 15 credit unions who visited with each office in Missouri’s Congressional delegation.

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Small Business Owner Asks Congress to Pass MBL Bill: It's About Jobs

Mar
19
Small Business Owner Asks Congress to Pass MBL Bill: It's About Jobs

A Missouri small business owner highlighted the need for member business lending legislation in the March 16-22 St.

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Prior to GAC, Banks Ramp Up Congressional Activity

Mar
15

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.

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Small Business Owner Takes Credit Union Message to Capitol Hill

Feb
10
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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Heartland Institute Points Out Need for Lifting Small Business Lending Cap

Feb
07
Heartland Institute Points Out Need for Lifting Small Business Lending Cap

Credit unions’ efforts to lift the arbitrary, government-imposed limits on credit union business lending is getting the support of the Heartland Institute.  A Huffington Post blog by Eli Lehrer of the Heartland Institute addresses how lifting the member business lending (MBL)

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Missouri Makes First Hike the Hill of 2012

Jan
20
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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Carnahan Meets with Credit Union Leaders

Dec
16
Carnahan Meets with Credit Union Leaders

More than a dozen credit union leaders from six credit unions visited with Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-District 3) at a fundraiser hosted by Neighbors Credit Union on December 5.

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Member Business Lending Hearing Scheduled for October 12: Call to Action

Dec
16

Credit unions have an opportunity to highlight the need for more small business lending during a Congressional hearing, following Missouri’s Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. The U.S. House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit will hold a hearing on the credit union member business lending (MBL) bill on October 12. Missouri U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 9) is a member of the subcommittee.

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Contact Lawmakers in MBL Call to Action

Nov
28

 

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All Missouri credit union leaders are urged to contact their members of Congress – in both the House and the Senate - to make sure lawmakers understand the consumer benefits of raising the credit union member business lending (MBL) cap from 12.25% to 27.5% of total assets.

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Credit Unions Weigh in on Community Bank Bill

Nov
21

 

Contact Lawmakers in MBL Call to Action

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.

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