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Conn. CUs meet with Rep. Himes on MBLs
MERIDEN, Conn. (8/10/10)--The Credit Union League of Connecticut and representatives from a dozen Connecticut credit unions met with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), who provided an insider’s update on congressional bills of importance to credit unions, including member business loans, job creation and the interchange fee issue.
Click to view larger image Tony Emerson (right), president/CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, shares a point Thursday with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), who spoke in Bridgeport, Conn., about legislative issues important to credit unions. (Photo provided by The Credit Union League of Connecticut)
The league met Thursday with Himes, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, at a luncheon in Bridgeport, Conn. “Creating jobs rates high importance today,” Himes said. “Most jobs will come from small businesses, not the large corporations. We need to focus on enhancing the small business loan, particularly from credit unions, and raise the percentage cap. This is what will help create jobs and work toward improving the economy.” The luncheon was part of the league’s providing “year-round opportunities to build on relationships with legislators at periodic forums,” said Kelly Fuhlbrigge, Connecticut league vice president-government relations. “These exchanges also provide legislators with the credit union perspective on important issues.”


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