Advocacy News

Capitol Eyes 5.14.20

by Tom Harrington May 14, 2020

Credit Union Supporter, Tiffany, Wins Special Election for Congress

State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) won Tuesday's 7th Congressional District special election, to fill the seat vacated by former Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Weston) last September.

Congressman-elect Tiffany has been a supporter of The Movement throughout his time in the state legislature and in particular while serving on Committees on financial institutions.

Tiffany's primary election win earlier this year was the first victory, nationwide, for credit unions' federal Political Action Committee, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC). His campaign received CULAC support for both the primary and general election.

Congressman Pocan Supports Bill Exempting COVID-19 MBLs from Cap

Congressman Mark Pocan (D- Vermont) joined House colleagues to support H.R. 6550, a bipartisan bill that would exempt member business loans made for COVID-19 recovery from the member business lending cap for three years.

We appreciate the Congressman's recognition of the important role credit unions play in meeting the needs of Wisconsin's small businesses!

Resource Page Updated

The League's COVID-19 Resources for Credit Unions page has been reorganized with additional categories to accommodate the growing amount of information and help you find what you need faster.

The League Continues Engagement with Policymakers on COVID Pandemic

Over the past two weeks, The League participated in conversations with Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC) Secretary/CEO Missy Hughes, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Department of Financial Institutions, and other agencies.

The discussions covered Governor Evers's Badger Bounce Back plan, resources or guidelines for businesses to use in consideration of reopening, and specific needs of the agriculture community, among other topics.

The League continues to work with state and federal policymakers and other trade associations and organizations in order to ensure credit unions' priorities and questions are considered. Your input and questions are critical to our successful advocacy. Please continue to contact Sarah Wainscott or Tom Harrington as you have questions.