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  • Issues We're Bringing to the Hill
    Join the fight against overzealous regulatory burdens that continue to squeeze credit unions. Share your stories on Capitol Hill to help Congress understand where credit unions stand on critical issues, including data security, regulatory relief, tax reform and housing finance reform.
  • Conferences
    NAFCU credit union conferences are some of the most highly-rated and respected education opportunities in the credit union community. Upcoming 2014 conferences are listed below.
  • Conference Overview
    The 2014 NAFCU Congressional Caucus, September 9-12 in Washington, D.C., is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with members of Congress and make sure the credit union voice is being heard. Take an active role in the political process and raise awareness for the important credit union issues we face to help move our industry forward.
  • Defense Credit Union Issues

    Specific legislative issues affecting Defense Credit Unions.

  • Legislation / Regulation

    NAFCU’s government affairs team provides essential credit union advocacy and sets the standard for strength and stability with our industry-renowned responsiveness. Our 12 experienced and proactive lobbyists work on Capitol Hill, with the NCUA Board and other federal agencies as well as the general public to ensure the legislation that passes is in the best interest of credit unions and our members. NAFCU has been a strong advocate for its members on issues such as regulatory reform, deposit insurance, changes to the bankruptcy code and new consumer protection legislation.

  • 2014 Session Handouts
    Educational sessions and handouts for NAFCU's Credit Union Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference, including director financial literacy training, supervisory committee training, BSA and risk management, a update from Washington, D.C. are more!
  • NAFCU Congressional Testimony

    Read complete testimonies from NAFCU's credit union members and staff to Congress.

  • Program At-A-Glance
    Agenda for the 2014 NAFCU Congressional Caucus program.
  • NAFCU Policy Letters to Capitol Hill

    Read policy letters that NAFCU has sent to Capitol Hill.

  • Supplemental Capital
    Allowing eligible credit unions access to supplemental capital, in addition to retained earning sources, will help ensure healthy credit unions can achieve manageable asset growth and continue to serve their member-owners efficiently as the country recovers from the financial crisis. Read more in this credit union issue brief.
  • Flood Insurance
    After several active hurricane seasons and devastating floods over the past few years, flood insurance has garnered much attention from lawmakers in Congress. While there had been a lack of consensus on how to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), leading to a series of short-term extensions, Congress acted in June 2012 to reauthorize the program for an additional 5 years. Read more in this credit union issue brief.
  • Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Disclosures
    Currently, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFT) and its implementing rule, Regulation E (12 CFR 205.16), require ATM operators to provide two separate notices to consumers regarding the imposition of a fee for use of the ATM. The first is a fee disclosure on the ATM screen where a consumer is required to affirmatively indicate whether he or she accepts the fee. Read more about ATM disclosures in this credit union issue brief.
  • Letter from Chairman Patrick McHenry to Chairman Matz
    Letter to Chairman Matz on risked based capital.
  • Paul Revere Award
    The Paul Revere Award is awarded to the credit union grassroots activist of the year. This award is intended for the individual who regularly and effectively trumpets the battle cry of the credit union community just as Paul Revere did in his day. The award is based on the grassroots contacts that have been made by individuals and reported to NAFCU. The award will be presented at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus.
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  • NAFCU Letter to the Senate in Support of the Mortgage Choice Act of 2013
  • NAFCU's letter to the House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee
  • 6-11-14 NAFCU letter on data security
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  • Legislative Resource Center
    NAFCU's Legislative Resource Center supports NAFCU's advocacy initiatives and keeps credit union professionals informed about Congress and legislative activities that affect the credit union industry. You'll find information on legislation under consideration in the House and Senate, NAFCU's position on policies, Congressional resources and more.
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  • NAFCU Key Legislative Issues

    NAFCU's Legislative Affairs division works tirelessly to keep you informed on any and all issues that may impact your credit union. Compiled here is a list of the most immediate and important issues facing the credit union industry.

  • NCUA to seek reg relief input, report on TCCUSF today
    The NCUA Board today is expected to issue a proposal for comment seeking input on ways to make regulations less burdensome, to receive a report on the corporate stabilization fund and consider a credit union’s expansion request.
  • Divided Senate committee reports out GSE bill
    A divided Senate Banking Committee marked up and reported out the amended housing finance reform bill from Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho – but it is unclear whether the bill will reach the Senate floor.
  • Credit Union Compliance
    NAFCU provides credit union regulatory compliance services to its members through a multi-faceted program, including direct access to NAFCU's compliance team, complimentary subscriptions to the Compliance Monitor, BSA Blast and NAFCU Compliance Blog, providing your credit union with the latest compliance information and answers to FAQs, free access to the Compliance Book of Answers and Compliance Calendar, as well as discounted member pricing on credit union compliance training and certification program.
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  • NAFCU Data Security Letter 4-18-2014
  • NAFCU Regulatory Watch

    NAFCU members can access the latest regulatory alerts and hot issues that may directly impact their credit unions on NAFCU's Regulatory Watch page.

  • Health Care Reform Resources

    Health Care Reform Resources for credit union compliance officers.

  • CCA: Focus on Fair Lending
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  • Reg Compliance School reviews mortgage regs
    Attendees at NAFCU’s Regulatory Compliance School reviewed the CFPB’s new mortgage rules with Steve Van Beek, the association’s former vice president of regulatory compliance, during another full day of compliance programs.
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  • Compliance Central Articles

    Compliance Central Articles from NAFCU staff to help keep credit union compliance officers in the loops on the most pressing issues on the horizon.

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    Memorandum for All United States Attorneys Page 2 Subject: Guidance Regarding Marijuana Related Financial Crimes under the CSA. Although the August 29 guidance was issued in response to recent marijuana legalization initiatives in certain states, it applies to all Department marijuana enforcement nationwide. The guidan

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  • Berger, Hunt reiterate capital proposal concerns
    NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger told the Credit Union Journal Friday of the association’s continued skepticism that NCUA’s proposed regulation on capital will really account for systemic risk.
  • Press Releases
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  • Fed to slow asset purchases another $10 billion
    The Federal Open Market Committee announced it will begin tapering its asset-purchase program by another $10 billion a month but is leaving its federal funds rate target unchanged for now.
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  • White Hat Award
    The White Award is awarded to the member credit union that raises the most for NAFCU/PAC. The award, presented at NAFCU's Annual Conference and Solutions Expo honors the winning credit union's commitment to NAFCU/PAC and to helping keep credit union supporters in Congress.
  • NCUA Update: Looking Ahead to 2014
    Keeping up with the demands and expectations of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is a challenge all credit unions face. Join NAFCU's expert Regulatory Affairs team for a look ahead at what direction NCUA is likely to go in 2014.
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  • NAFCU Report on Credit Unions - 2013
    The 2013 Report on Credit Unions from NAFCU delivered to the Federal Reserve Board detailing the latest issues and trends affecting credit unions and the impact of Fed actions.