Advocacy

2019 GAC – Get Ready to Make Your Voice Heard; Association Member Advocacy Webinar on March 5

February 22, 2019

The 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference will run from March 10 through March 13 at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington D.C.


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition at the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

February 22, 2019

Yesterday, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy announced the departure of Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation John Chapman, and announced current Deputy Chief Secretary of Boards and Commissions, Edward A. Palleschi, as incoming Undersecretary, effective March 1, 2019. Palleschi brings over two decades of experience serving in various roles in state government as well as expertise in business development from the private sector. 


Trump Names Jeffrey Rosen as US Deputy Attorney General

February 21, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump named Jeffrey Rosen as his nominee for US deputy attorney general on Wednesday.


Enterprise Risk Management Doesn’t Have to be Complicated…or Expensive!  Discover break-through process at 2019 CU Marketplace Experience

February 21, 2019

Join Dan Roderick at the 2019 CU Marketplace Experience on April 24, from 10:00 am - 10:45 am in Meeting Room D, as he discusses techniques to standardize and simplify compliance processes to minimize the impact on staff…and the bottom line.


McKee Launches 2019 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge - $10K in scholarships available for high school entrepreneurs

February 20, 2019

Lt. Governor Daniel McKee has launched Rhode Island’s second annual Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition that encourages high school students to compete for $10,000 in post-secondary scholarships.


Bernie Sanders to Run for the White House Again in 2020

February 20, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has entered into the 2020 presidential race.


NH Supreme Court Hears ATM ‘Patent Troll’ Case

February 20, 2019

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case on lawsuits filed over patents related to automated teller machines (ATMs). 


Deadline to Purchase Tickets & Sponsorships for Foundation’s Wegner Awards Dinner Approaching

February 20, 2019

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at the annual fundraising gala hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on March 11, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The Foundation’s awards gala celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. 


State, Federal & Grassroots Efforts Discussed by Mass. Advocacy Committee

February 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Advocacy Committee held its first meeting of the year last week at Liberty Bay Credit Union to discuss a diverse agenda of state, federal, and grassroots efforts.


Safe Harbor Cannabis Banking Program Goes National

February 19, 2019

Safe Harbor Services, a credit union service organization wholly-owned by Partner Colorado Credit Union, Arvada, Colo., is expanding its Safe Harbor cannabis banking program nationwide.


Nominations Open for 2019 CU Difference Makers Awards

February 19, 2019

The 2019 CU Difference Makers Awards have been created to give you a chance to salute the people who make a difference at the credit union, in the community and beyond. Winners will be recognized at the CU Marketplace Experience, the Association’s one-day extravaganza featuring fantastic speakers and over 60 industry-leading exhibitors, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. on April 24.


Join the Association’s Housing Finance Reform Working Group

February 19, 2019

In order to better identify member priorities for the housing finance system, the Association has formed a Housing Finance Reform Working Group and invites all interested members to join. The goal of the working group is to develop recommendations in the areas of housing, housing finance, mortgage lending law, and issues related to governmental sponsored enterprises (“GSEs”), including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.


Still Time to Register for Area’s Premier Vendor Showcase on April 24 - CCUA’s CU Marketplace Experience Features over 60 Vendors!

February 19, 2019

Welcome to the Credit Union Marketplace Experience presented by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. This one-day event, on April 24 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass, will enliven your senses and connect you with exactly the vendors and suppliers you seek who are qualified to propel your credit union over the top to greater success!


Stop the Confusion!

February 19, 2019

Members are asking us “what’s the difference between the upcoming Credit Union Marketplace Experience to be held on April 24 at the DCU Center in Worcester and the upcoming GNECUS event scheduled for the MGM Resort in Springfield, Mass?”

Wishing to alleviate any confusion about the shows, we offer the following explanation.


Confirmation Hearing Held Yesterday for NCUA Board Nominees, FHFA, and U.S Treasury Posts

February 15, 2019

Former National Credit Union Administration Board Vice Chairman Rodney Hood (R) and former director of the agency’s office of public and congressional affairs, Todd Harper (D), who also served as chief policy adviser to NCUA Chairmen Debbie Matz and Rick Metsger, appeared before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee yesterday for a hearing on their nominations to the NCUA Board. Mark Calabria, nominated to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs), and Bimal Patel, nominated to be the Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary for Financial Institutions, were on the panel with the NCUA nominees.


Mass. General Court Announces Leadership, Committee Appointments

February 15, 2019

Yesterday, key appointments to the Massachusetts General Court’s 191st House and Senate were ratified in private caucuses and confirmed.


NCUA’s Proposed Rule on Supervisory Committee Audits Intended to Bring Audit Flexibility

February 15, 2019

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board met yesterday for its February open board meeting. The agenda included a Board Briefing on an Interagency Rule regarding Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards and a Proposed Rule to amend supervisory committee responsibilities.


Senate Confirms William Barr as New Attorney General

February 15, 2019

The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall.


Congress Passes ‘Border Deal’ to President for Signature - Would keep government funded through September 30

February 15, 2019

The House voted Thursday night to approve a border security deal that prevents a new government shutdown in a 300-128 vote. The Senate passed the legislation in an 83-16 vote Thursday afternoon. The bill, now awaiting President Trump's signature, will keep the government funded through Sept. 30, 2019.


Enhance Your Company’s Visibility and Image during CCUA’s Upcoming CU Marketplace Experience- Secure Your Spot on Marketplace TV

February 15, 2019

The idea of an in-house cable TV system at the upcoming CU Marketplace Experience aims to bring another dimension of communication and excitement to the fanfare planned for the April 24th gathering.


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