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Federal, Kansas and Missouri Legislative Updates

Jan
17
Federal, Kansas and Missouri Legislative Updates

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. 

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2017 Legislative Sessions Begin in Kansas & Missouri

Jan
10
2017 Legislative Sessions Begin in Kansas & Missouri

And we're off! Kansas and Missouri legislators have made their way back to their state Capitols, and the 2017 legislative sessions are officially underway. 

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Federal Lawmakers Accept Appointments & Leadership Roles

Jan
10
Federal Lawmakers Accept Appointments & Leadership Roles

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. 

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Kansas & Missouri Credit Unions Represented at Congressional Swearing-In

Jan
03
Kansas & Missouri Credit Unions Represented at Congressional Swearing-In

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.  

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Kick Off 2017 with Day at the Capitol Events

Dec
31
Kick Off 2017 with Day at the Capitol Events

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. 

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Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation - FREE Webinar Jan. 10

Dec
26
Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation - FREE Webinar Jan. 10

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. 

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Legislative Leaders Appoint 26 Members to Financial Institutions Committees

Dec
26
Legislative Leaders Appoint 26 Members to Financial Institutions Committees

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. 

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Day at the Capitol Events Amplify the Credit Union Message!

Dec
20
Day at the Capitol Events Amplify the Credit Union Message!

Decisions that are made in Jefferson City, Topeka and Washington, D.C can greatly impact your credit union operations and members. Amplify the credit union message at the Heartland Credit Union Association’s Day at the Capitol events. These events are your chance to make connections with legislators, ensuring they know how important credit unions are to every community.    

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National Advocacy Campaign Works Together with Kansas & Missouri Efforts

Dec
13
National Advocacy Campaign Works Together with Kansas & Missouri Efforts

The Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) is working with the Credit Union National Association and other credit union leagues in a national advocacy campaign plan to target excessive regulations that hurt credit unions and our members. The national effort will roll out in January. You, your staff and your volunteers can help us get the ball rolling in advance of the 2017 legislative session.

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Register for Kansas, Missouri Day at the Capitol

Dec
06
Register for Kansas, Missouri Day at the Capitol

Join your credit union peers at our Day at the Capitol (DATC) events in February! Each one-day event is full of opportunities to learn more about the legislative process, hear from legislative leadership, and interact with and communicate the credit union difference to legislators. 

For more details, click on your state's DATC event. 

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