News Release: Indiana CUs Hike the Hill and meet with NCUA board members
Timing coincides with key legislation

Thursday, June 25, 2015

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representatives of the Indiana League and affiliated credit unions met with Indiana Congressmen as well as all three NCUA board members on May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The group comprised of 10 League board and Governmental Affairs Committee members plus League Senior Management met with six of Indiana's 11 U.S. Representatives and Senator Joe Donnelly during the Capitol Hill visits. Discussions during those visits covered data breach legislation, regulatory relief, concerns about the CFPB, business lending cap relief and protecting the credit union tax status. The meeting with Sen. Donnelly was the same day that his bill to provide privately insured credit unions with access to the Federal Home Loan Bank System was introduced. (SB 1367) The League has been working with him and his staff on the bill since February. The meeting with the Senator was also within two days of the key Senate Banking Committee (on which he serves) mark-up of regulatory relief legislation, where he played a key role in supporting provisions favorable to credit unions.
 
The trip also included individual meetings with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz, Vice Chairman Rick Metsger and Board Member Mark McWatters at NCUA's headquarters. Topics covered in those meetings included NCUA's risk-based capital proposal, the appropriate role of NCUA in examination of state-chartered federally insured credit unions, regulatory burdens-- especially for smaller credit unions, member business lending regulatory relief and concerns about the CFPB, among other topics.
 
"This trip was important for continued relationship building and legislative/regulatory advocacy," said League President John McKenzie. "Between this trip and the CUNA GAC hill visits in early March, we have met face-to-face with nine of the 11 members of Indiana's Congressional Delegation plus the NCUA board." League VP Governmental Affairs Chris Beaumont added, "The time of the May D.C. trip was important given the status of potential legislation in Congress."
 
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 PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS

From left: League Vice Chairman Matt Lambert, Encompass FCU; League Director Kevin Ryan, Financial Center First CU; League VP Consulting & Education Joe Guilfoy; League Treasurer Karla Salisbury, KEMBA CU; League VP Governmental Affairs Chris Beaumont; League Director Kevin Sparks, Crane FCU; Sen. Joe Donnelly; Bryan Price, Indiana University CU; League Director/CUNA Director Dallas Bergl, INOVA FCU; League President John McKenzie.

 

 

From left: League Director/CUNA Director Dallas Bergl, INOVA FCU; League VP Governmental Affairs Chris Beaumont; John Newett, Ron Collier, both of Indiana Members CU; Mike McKenna, NCUA; Steve Bosack, NCUA; League Treasurer Karla Salisbury, KEMBA CU; League Vice Chairman Matt Lambert, Encompass FCU; NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz; League Director Kevin Sparks, Crane FCU; League President John McKenzie; Bryan Price, Indiana University CU; Sandy Heller, Northern Indiana FCU; Dave Abernathy, Via CU; Larry Fazio, NCUA; League VP Consulting & Education Joe Guilfoy; Todd Harper, NCUA; Buddy Gill, NCUA.

 

About the Indiana Credit Union League
The Indiana Credit Union League is the statewide trade association for credit unions in Indiana. Those credit unions serve more than 2 million Hoosiers.

For more information, contact:                                                                                                                                                
Kay Neidlinger, Vice President Communications                   
Indiana Credit Union League                                                  
(800) 285-5300, ext. 5343  kayn@icul.org