RALEIGH, N.C. (9/6/11)--About 45 credit union representatives joined the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL) in presenting the CU Advocate Award to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R) Wednesday. Created by the league this year, the Credit Union Advocate Award honors state and federal legislators who have demonstrated an understanding of and appreciation for credit unions. “Congresswoman Foxx has consistently supported credit unions on issues of real importance, including bankruptcy cramdown, interchange and business lending,” said Dan Schline, NCCUL senior vice president of association services. “She has proven to be a terrific ally for credit unions and their three million members in North Carolina.” In accepting the award, Foxx praised credit unions for their advocacy efforts and for what she called “common-sense positions” on the issues. Members of the league's Governmental Affairs Committee vote on Credit Union Advocate Award nominees. The committee also selected U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell (D). Kissell accepted his award at the NCCUL Annual Meeting in in June. In addition to league staff, representatives attending the luncheon and award ceremony were from Allegacy FCU, Winston-Salem; Lion’s Share FCU, Salisbury; Members CU, Winston-Salem; Piedmont Advantage CU, Winston Salem; State Employees’ CU, Raleigh; Truliant FCU, Winston-Salem; Winston-Salem City Employees FCU; and First Carolina Corporate CU, Greensboro.