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Meeting with Congressman Graves In-District: Meetings with Cleaver & Luetkemeyer Ahead

U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-District 6) reaffirmed his support of maintaining the credit union tax status when he met with credit union leaders this week.  The meeting took place in-district on August 25, at CommunityAmerica’s North Oak Trafficway branch in Kansas City.  Credit union leaders expressed the importance of the credit union tax status when discussing the possibility of tax reform in the next Congress. 

Graves, who had served as chairman of the House Small Business Committee, asked about the impact of data breaches on credit unions. The discussion also included concerns with regulatory burden, patent trolling, and the status of housing finance reform and member business lending.  Attendees also thanked Congressman Graves for signing the letter from U.S. House members outlining concerns about the National Credit Union Administration’s Risk-Based Capital (RBC) proposal.

Participants included credit union representatives from CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Edison Credit Union, United Consumers Credit Union and Missouri Credit Union Association.

Additional meetings are scheduled next week, including:

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-District 5)

Date:                 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – UPDATED DATE & TIME

Time:                 3 p.m.

Location:          U.S. Rep. Cleaver’s Kansas City Office

                            101 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, MO

RSVP to:           Pat Behnen at or 800.392.3074, ext. 1332

RSVP by:          August 28, 2014 – Space is very limited.


U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 3)

Date:                 Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time:                 11:30 a.m.

Location:          Missouri Credit Union House

223 Madison Street ,  Jefferson City, MO

RSVP to:           Pat Behnen at or 800.392.3074, ext. 1332

RSVP by:          5 p.m. on August 29, 2014   

The Missouri Credit Union Association is working to schedule additional meetings for credit union representatives with members of Congress.

Pictured, left to right:  Jay Neathery, United Consumers; Rick Schier, CommunityAmerica; Ron Miller, Edison; Congressman Sam Graves; Dennis Pierce and Pat Yokley, CommunityAmerica; Don Cohenour, Missouri Credit Union Association; and Chris McCreary, United Consumers.