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Congressional Activity: Lobbying Efforts, Hearing on Issues

In Washington DC the focus this week has been on the negotiations to fund the federal government past February 15th, and beyond that was attention to the US Senate Banking Committee with confirmation hearings...

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Washington, D.C., Activity of Note to Credit Unions

With the federal government shutdown over, and both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate in session this week, things are looking up in Washington, D.C., as the shutdown was the singular focus for some time. And while President Trump and Congressional...

State Legislature as of the End of January

This week the state Legislature was in session through Wednesday, reaching only to day 7 of the 40-day schedule. And while the session has only knocked off a few “official” days, work has been in full swing on both session and non-session days. Much...

Collective Effort on Credit Union Advocacy Issues

At press time on January 25th GCUA is in meetings with 13 other credit union state Leagues and CUNA that have come to Atlanta to gain insight on the state issues others are seeing around the country, the federal issues taking shape in Washington, D...

State Legislators Work on Their ‘Off’ Days

Counterintuitively, all the days this week that the state Legislature met for hearings did not count towards their 40-day session. This week is historically utilized for multiple budget hearings as the Senate and House hear from various state...

Leadership Changes in Key Committees of State Legislature

Committees in the state Legislature are where the bills are hashed out, debated, and passed,  or end their journey without moving forward. The chairmen of these committees set the agendas, and while there have been some notable changes in both the...

Activity in Washington, D.C., Amid the Shutdown

The activity in Congress continues to be surrounding on the shutdown, with the press and social media highlighting any nuance in the debate. This singular focus is apparent in the committees in Congress as well – just last week the new U.S...

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