The influence industry scored several hard-fought victories in a year in which lawmakers were more focused on campaigning than legislating.  READ MORE and see where credit unions ranked.

"Credit unions were able to notch a victory over community banks this year in opposing the extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program."
~thehill.com
 

Happy Holidays

12/18/2012

 
From your Government Relations Team: Austin, Chris, Deb, Joy, and Tim
The Government Relations will not publish our regular weekly newsletters during the holidays. 
We will return to our normal weekly mailings on January 9, 2013.

 

Digital Media

12/18/2012

 
In an effort to increase the quality of service for each of our members, we welcome your feedback!
Our Digital Media & Communications Survey will remain open until the end of the year.

 

Recent Headlines

12/18/2012

 
Credit Union Times
2013 Watch: Auto Lending in the Year Ahead
TAG Dies in the Senate
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CUNA News Now
MBL, privacy bill work continues in CongressHelp homeowners by extending Mortgage Forgiveness Act: CUNA
CUANY's Mellin takes on banks in MBL editorial
READ MORE
 

Quote of the Week

12/18/2012

 
Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom.  ~Plato, The Republic

 
 
Credit Unions Still Riding Wave of Big-Bank Backlash
It has been a good year for Colorado credit unions.  
Billed as the alternative to traditional banks, credit unions gained 40,000 members across the state in 2012 and grabbed 26.6 percent of the market.  READ MORE
~csbj.com


 
 
We’d like to be able to tell you that this will be the last week of the 112th Congress; but, anything can happen in a lame duck session.  Congress has already surpassed its targeted adjournment date of December 14 and both chambers will be in session this week.  READ MORE
 
 
Senate:  S. 3637, Extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee Program (TAG)

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and proceed to a period of morning business until 2:00 PM.  The period between 11:30 and 2:00 PM is reserved for tributes to retiring members of the Senate.  At 2:00 PM, the Senate will resume consideration of the TAG bill.  At some point this afternoon, we expect a Republican Senator, probably Senator Toomey (R-PA) to make a budget point of order against the TAG bill.  This will set up a critical vote on a motion to waive the point of order.  This vote is being closely watched on Capitol Hill as the first true test of support for the TAG bill, and it represents the first of two opportunities we will have to bring the bill down.  READ MORE
 
 
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The 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference will take place on February 24 – 28, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center.  All room reservations and changes must be made by January 23rd, 2013.  Please contact Diana Stoick for more information on how to reserve your room. 

 

Recent Headlines

12/12/2012

 
Credit Union Times
Privacy Notice Bill Vote Canceled
MBL Now Lacks Votes to Pass as a Standalone Bill
CUNA Reports Hack Into Its Website
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CUNA News Now
CUNA urges CUs: Continue to oppose stand-alone TAG bill
Passage of CUNA-backed ATM bill means relief for CUs
NCUA launches new website for small CUs
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