From Washington D.C. to Topeka to Jefferson City, lawmakers have been busy with a strong start to their respective legislative sessions. Read on for the latest advocacy news on the Federal, Kansas and Missouri levels.
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO District 3) is the newly appointed Chair of the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee. U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO District 2) is the Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Both are subcommittees of the House Financial Services Committee, which hears many of the bills and issues relevant to credit unions.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, members of the 115th Congress were sworn in on Capitol Hill. The Kansas and Missouri delegations included U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS District 1), the newest member of the Kansas delegation.
Be heard in your state capitol this February and make 2017 our strongest year for credit union advocacy yet! Our Day at the Capitol events are next month, and it's the perfect time to register for them. The cost? Only $20 a person.
Washington’s excessive, one-size-fits-all regulations are not working for America’s credit unions and the consumers they serve. Now is the time to make sure Congress gets the message that excessive Washington regulations are squeezing an already-burdened American middle class.
Seventeen House members and nine Senators have been tapped by leadership to serve on the financial institutions committees during the upcoming session. Of those, 19 are new to the committees that hear legislation of interest to Kansas credit unions. In addition to new committee members, changes were made on the House side that will divide insurance and financial institutions into two separate committees and merge pensions into the financial institutions committee.