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Capitol Eyes 12.3.2020

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Dec 03, 2020
By Tom Harrington
  • Advocacy

Credit Union Friend, Rep. John Nygren Resigns

On Wednesday, Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) announced his resignation from his State Assembly seat in order to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. 

As Chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, Rep. Nygren was an important credit union supporter throughout his tenure in office. Whether during the annual State Government Affairs Conference, visiting credit union branches, or at in-district fundraisers, Rep. Nygren took time to speak with Activists and consider credit unions' priorities.

Rep. Mark Born Appointed Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair

Following Rep. Nygren's resignation, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos appointed Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) to take over as co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee. 

Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will serve as the Senate Co-Chair. Both will be serving their first terms as Co-Chairs of the committee.

2021 State Government Affairs Conference

  • Janaury 26th, 27th, and 28th
  • State GAC keynote addresses and meetings with legislators will be held virtually and spread over three days.
  • Registration coming soon!

The 2021-2022 Legislative Session will be full of activity relevant to the Movement, including: promoting pro-credit union legislation, advancing solutions to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and fending off bank attacks.

Lawmakers, new and returning, need to know that credit unions are engaged, socially responsible, and are a key player in Wisconsin's economy!

The 2021 State Government Affairs Conference offers you the opportunity to make an impact in meetings with legislators and to help represent the interests of the 3.4 million member-owners across the state. Attendees will also hear from engaging speakers including Cook Political Report Political Analyst David Wasserman

Verify Your Address (for legislative meeting assignments) >>
Share your REAL Solutions® story >>

Kyle Hauptman Confirmed to NCUA Board

Yesterday, the U.S Senate confirmed the appointment of Kyle Hauptman to the NCUA Board. Nominated by President Trump in June, Hauptman replaces former Board Member Mark McWatters who resigned from the Board two weeks ago.

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) voted against while Senator Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh) voted in favor of Mr. Hauptman.

CUNA letter congratulating Mr. Hauptman >>
Politico report on Hauptman's confirmation >>

Activists, The League & CUNA Continue Pandemic Relief Advocacy

Show Support for S. 4117 / H.R. 7777

Activists can still share their support for House and Senate bills that would simplify Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

Add your voice to the call for Congress to pass PPP forgiveness legislation, S. 4117/ H.R. 7777. Include any available stats on how your credit unions have supported small businesses in your community through PPP.

Send a pre-written email using CUNA's Grassroots Action Center >>

CUNA Letters to Senate and House Committee Leadership

This week, CUNA President & CEO Jim Nussle sent letters to leadership in advance of Congressional hearings.

Letter to Senate Banking Committee for the hearing "Quarterly Report on the CARES ACT >>
Letter to House Financial Services Committee for the hearing, "Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response." >>


About The Author

Tom Harrington is the Political & Grassroots Specialist for The Wisconsin Credit Union League.