WASHINGTON (2/7/12)--Citing new U.S. House member Suzanne Bonamici's (D-Ore.) interest in consumer protection issues, Capitol Hill publication Roll Call Monday highlighted Bonamici's strong interest in increasing the cap on credit union member business lending (MBL).
Bonamici told the publication that MBL legislation is among her top priorities, a message she shared in print and television interviews leading up to the recent special election held to fill the first district seat of Rep. David Wu's, who retired in August.
"I see this proposal as an excellent way to get capital to small businesses," she said.
Bonamici is scheduled to be sworn into her House position today. Her staff is working with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to schedule a meeting after the new congresswoman's swearing-in ceremony.
The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) has said the association is grateful for Bonamici's early support of raising the MBL cap, and looks forward to working with her.
The NWCUA and CUNA supported Bonamici, a long-time credit union backer, in the Democratic primary and then in the more recent special election. Also, Oregon credit unions backed Bonamici with phone bank and neighborhood canvassing efforts. (News Now Feb. 2)
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