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Activists had important face-time with D.C. lawmakers, regulators


Activists attending The League's Hike the Hill/Credit Union House event in Washington, D.C. had two very informative and productive days of face time with lawmakers and regulators. The visit proved a valuable opportunity for credit unions to share their views on some of the hottest issues affecting their member service, regulatory burden, income, regulation and more.


Activists had substantial exchanges at Credit Union House with:


  • NCUA Chair Debbie Matz and staff
  • CFPB  Director of the Office of Small Business, Community Banks and Credit Unions Barton Shapiro and other staff
  • Key Hill staffers, including representatives from every one of our congressional delegation
  • U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls)
  • CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney and other senior staff; and
  • Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank VP, Dave Feldhaus


Speakers provided information, insight and updates and took questions on critical issues like:


  • High priced mortgages
  • National elections
  • Credit union waivers from CFPB rule making
  • Tax legislation
  • Remittances
  • Lame Duck session procedure and possibilities
  • NCUA examinations and examiner practices
  • Low income credit union designation
  • National public opinion surveys
  • The future of home loan finance and access to the secondary market
  • ATM placard legislation
  • Member business lending; and
  • Interchange


Special thanks to our sponsors, who made this year's event another success for Wisconsin CU Activists:


  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • La Macchia Group, LLC
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Corporate Central Credit Union
  • Co-op Financial Services


See more pictures from the event here.


Questions? Contact Sarah Wainscott at (608) 514-0086.

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