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Credit Unions Highlight Access to Capital for Small Business

Attention on Capitol Hill will focus on credit union member business lending this week, and Missouri credit unions have the opportunity to take part. Key Senate and House supporters of the Credit Union Small Business Jobs legislation and small business coalition partners will join the Credit Union National Association on September 12 for a policy briefing titled “Access to Capital for Small Business.” The event is designed to highlight the importance of credit union business lending legislation to congressional staff members. 

Missouri credit unions can participate in this presentation through live-streaming on the Internet. It will also be made available to all Senate and House offices. The event begins at 12:30 CST and is expected to last one hour. To view the policy briefing, visit:

The event is presented in partnership with The Hill, a newspaper covering Congress and the Capitol Hill community in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) are the featured speakers. In addition, think tank leaders Rhett Buttle of The Small Business Majority and Eli Lehrer of the R Street Institute will present a joint research report focusing on job growth, the role small business plays in the economy and the support that credit unions can offer to small business in the economy’s recovery with expanded business lending authority