CU advocates are hiking the Hill at CUNA GAC today

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GAC attendees with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

New York credit union advocates attending the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference are taking their message to federal lawmakers, with a full day of credit union advocacy planned on Capitol Hill today.

New York attendees began their advocacy efforts yesterday, when they met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer expressed his support and thanks for the New York credit union movement, noting his appreciation for the work credit unions do for their members and communities. The advocates also met with senior staff from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office.

Today, the New York credit union advocates are scheduled to meet with the following members of the House:

  • Rep. Peter King, R-2;
  • Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-3;
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-4;
  • Rep. Grace Meng, D-6;
  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-7;
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-8;
  • Rep. Max Rose, D-11;
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-12;
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-13;
  • Rep. Jose Serrano, D-15;
  • Rep. Eliot Engel, D-16;
  • Rep. Nita Lowey, D-17;
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-18;
  • Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19;
  • Rep. Paul Tonko, D-20;
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21;
  • Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-22;
  • Rep. Tom Reed, R-23;
  • Rep. John Katko, R-24;
  • Rep. Joseph Morelle, D-25;
  • Rep. Brian Higgins, D-26; and
  • Rep. Chris Collins, R-27.

Ahead of today’s Hill visits with members of the House, roughly 115 attendees participated in the New York Credit Union Association’s legislative briefing, which was led by Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. During the briefing, Mellin updated the group on key federal legislative priorities that should be discussed with lawmakers during legislative visits, including data security, marijuana banking, housing finance reform, regulatory relief and more. Attendees also heard from John McKechnie, CUNA’s former chief lobbyist and a former senior aide at NCUA.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users can follow updates from the CUNA GAC by searching for hashtag #CUNAGAC.

For additional updates, visit the CUNA News website.

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