Federal lawmakers hear credit union concerns

Published 3.15.21

Kansas and Missouri Congressional leaders heard from credit unions during  five virtual Hill visits on March 10.  These meetings were organized by HCUA in conjunction with the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, to share key credit union concerns with elected officials. 

Attendees from 18 different credit unions met with:

  • U.S. Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS District 4)
  • U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO District 2)
  • U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner (R-KS District 2)
  • U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO District 3)
  • U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO District 7)

ron estes having virtual meeting with credit unions

U.S. Rep. Ron Estes

Credit unions focused discussion on pandemic relief and legislation that would enable credit unions to continue their response efforts, including:

  • flexibility for NCUA to offer forbearance from prompt corrective action for credit unions impacted by the pandemic
  • continued funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
  • temporary or permanent lift on the member business lending cap

During the GAC, the Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis Act was introduced. The bill would lift the credit union member business lending cap for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and one year following for COVID-19 related loans. 

u.s. representative Blaine Luetkemeyer meeting with credit unions

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer 

To view the federal legislative handouts, visit our advocacy resources page*, look under the federal column and click on either the Kansas federal briefing handout or the Missouri federal briefing handout.

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Meeting with U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner