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"Hike" is a rare opportunity to dialog with CFPB Director, NCUA Chair


Wisconsin credit union Activists are set to meet the most influential federal regulators – from NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – at The Wisconsin League's fall "Hike the Hill" event Oct. 2-3 in Washington, D.C. With Wisconsin's entire Congressional delegation invited to address our group, it's Wisconsin credit unions' best chance to share their regulatory concerns and push for legislation benefiting credit unions.


The agenda includes presentations by, and an opportunity to dialog with:

  • Debbie Matz, Chairman, NCUA


  • Richard Cordray, Director, CFPB


  • Barton Shapiro, Senior Advisor for Small Business, Community Banks and Credit Unions (CFPB)


  • Wisconsin's Congressional delegation. Representatives from the offices of all 8 Wisconsin representatives in the U.S. House and both U.S. Senators or their staff.


"This is a rare opportunity to interact in a fairly intimate setting with the leaders affecting credit unions' regulatory environment. Developing a strong working relationship with these policymakers is needed for progress on increasing the business lending cap, streamlining ATM bill disclosure requirements, gaining access to supplemental capital, providing exam fairness measures and overall regulatory relief," said VP of Government Affairs Tom Liebe.

Credit unions representing all of Wisconsin's Congressional Districts have registered, but attendance by more credit unions from the Milwaukee area, Fond du Lac and northeastern areas would greatly improve our presence and influence at the event.


"This event allows our movement to go beyond what we do all year to advocate on the political and regulatory fronts. Our dedication to advocating for Wisconsin's credit unions and credit union members is made clear by our presence in person, so that we can have an open dialog, make a personal connection and share stories about the REAL Solutions credit unions are already providing their 2.3 million members," Liebe adds.


Book your trip now to participate in the Hike!

Contact the Government Affairs Department if you need assistance arranging for lodging, need the event materiarls or are interested in a scholarship to finance the lodging expense.

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