News: Advocacy

Mountain West Credit Union Association Formally Endorses Mark Gordon for Governor of Wyoming

Support of credit unions and understanding of the need for continued regulatory relief led to the endorsement. Denver, CO (August 13, 2018) — The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), which represents 21 of Wyoming’s federal credit unions, as well as credit unions in Colorado and Arizona, announces it is endorsing Republican … Read More

House passes reg relief for credit unions;

Washington, DC (July 19, 2018) – Today the House approved H.R. 6147, the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Credit Union National Association (CUNA) supports the legislation as it continues to build upon CUNA’s Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation. The bill would delay the effective date of National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) risk-based capital rule to … Read More

Credit unions show support for several candidates in Tuesday primary election

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2018) — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (CULAC) are showing support for credit-union friendly congressional candidates in this week’s primary elections. Key states include Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah with runoff elections in Mississippi and South Carolina. CUNA and the Utah Credit Union Association are supporting former Massachusetts … Read More

Mountain West Credit Union Association, Maine Credit Union League Announce Support of STATES Act

Bill provides states’ rights and public safety protections DENVER, Co. & WESTBROOK, Me. (June 7, 2018) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) and the Maine Credit Union League (MCUL) today sent a letter to Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) supporting their bill, the Strengthening the … Read More

CUs earn historic victory as House passes S. 2155 reg. relief bill (Source: CUNA)

The House voted Tuesday to pass the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), a bipartisan regulatory relief bill that will provide much needed regulatory relief for credit unions. Having passed the Senate in March, the bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature, which is … Read More

Take Action on S. 2155

A key legislative priority for credit unions is expected to begin to move in the U.S. House this month. S.2155: The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, passed the Senate with bipartisan support earlier this year. The bill contains several financial regulatory reform provisions important to credit unions. Specifically, … Read More

MWCUA issues Call to Action on S. 2155

Congressional leadership is signaling they plan to take up S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, this month. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Contact your Representative now to vote YES on S. 2155 By contacting your representative today, your action can help get this bill through the … Read More

Mountain West Credit Union Association Releases Annual Report

Nearly 600 Credit Union Professionals to Gather at Annual Meeting & Convention DENVER, Co. & PHOENIX, Az. (April 27, 2018) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) released its annual report to association members and disclosed financial reporting for the year ending December 31, 2017 at its annual business … Read More

Financial Literacy Legislation Passes in Arizona

  Financial literacy advocates scored key victories at the Arizona State Capitol this week, as a Mountain West Credit Union Association supported financial education bill passed the Legislature and a financial literacy resolution cleared the state Senate. On Monday, April 9, S.B. 1442, which was introduced by Arizona Senate Majority … Read More

MWCUA statement on H.R. 5266 – The Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2018

Earlier today, a group of bipartisan Representatives introduced a bill that would replace the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s sole director with a bipartisan, five-member commission. Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09) is one of the bill’s sponsors. Arizona’s credit unions support this bill, believing that the CFPB’s current structure gives too … Read More