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Work from home Recess means lobbying time for CUs
WASHINGTON (8/4/08)--August is an opportune time for credit unions to visit their members of Congress in the home districts during the month-long recess away from Washington, D.C. Bridging the periods between the 15 successful Hike the Hill campaigns executed through July and the 17 lined up for September, the summer District Work Session can give credit union representatives more time with lawmakers. CUNA Legislative Affairs Senior Vice President John Magill said CUNA and the state leagues are emphasizing the importance of such meeting to credit unions. "During a congressional visit in Washington, D.C., visitors may only get 10 minutes of face-to-face time with your member of Congress," said Magill. "But at home in the district, you're likely to 30 or 45 minutes." "We think it will help pull in more cosponsors for the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (CURIA, H.R. 1537)," added CUNA Political Affairs Senior Vice President Richard Gose. Both CUNA officials reminded that such visits are an important time to underscore for lawmakers the safety and soundness of the credit union system. “It’s a good time to reiterate that, while credit unions did not create the problems in the subprime mortgage market, we are here to be part of the solution,” Gose said. He added that a number of leagues have made August in-district visits with lawmakers a priority. Many have scheduled meetings and invited lawmakers to tour credit unions.


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