Rep. Perlmutter announces he will not seek re-election

Source: CUNA News Now January 11, 2022 Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) speaks at the 2014 CUNA GAC. (CUNA photo) Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2022. He has served in Congress since 2007 and worked closely with credit unions on many issues. “We thank … Read More

Mountain West Credit Union Association Issues Statement on SAFE Banking Act’s removal from NDAA

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the House Rules Committee amended the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) excluding the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. The SAFE Banking Act would allow the financial services industry to do business with licensed marijuana retailers and require those financial institutions to subject any funds to anti-money laundering … Read More

SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced

Led by Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would provide protections for financial institutions serving cannabis-based businesses where it is legal. Forty-seven states, four U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia – representing 97.7 % of the … Read More

MWCUA, NWCUA Partner to Present Cannabis Banking Legislative Panel

Colorado’s Ed Perlmutter, Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer join Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s senior policy advisor to discuss how to bring SAFE Banking to the industry Denver, CO and Portland, OR (March 1, 2021) —  In a unique and first-of-its-kind collaboration, the Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) and the Northwest Credit … Read More

Advocacy in Action Takes Center Stage

The Mountain West Credit Union Association Advocacy in Action experience culminates next week. The event series includes virtual Hike the Hill events, as well as a collaborative event with the Northwest Credit Union Association to bring legislators together to discuss the growing need to provide more financial services to cannabis … Read More

Mountain West Credit Union Association Announces “Advocacy in Action” Virtual GAC Experience

The Mountain West Credit Union Association announces its “Advocacy in Action” experience. The event series will include meetings with legislators and regulatory agencies, as well as collaborative events to bring uniquely relevant and engaging content to the region’s membership across a virtual platform. The MWCUA events will be held separately, … Read More

The Mountain West Credit Union Association launches the “In The Movement” Podcast

DENVER, Co. – January 26, 2021 – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) has launched a new podcast, “In The Movement.” “In The Movement” discusses all things happening in the credit union movement. Each episode features leaders talking about history and current affairs, and how we can utilize our … Read More

MWCUA Announces DC From Your Desk – A virtual legislative series

The Mountain West Credit Union Association has announced its fall “Hike the Hill” series, called “DC From Your Desk.” The series includes virtual meetings with legislators, regulatory agencies and other opportunities as they arise throughout September and October. The ability to pivot has become the norm during the past several … Read More

Perlmutter introduces H.R. 7963, the Credit Union Governance Modernization Act

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter introduced a bill to make it easier for a credit union to expel a member for fraud, loss or other illegal and disruptive behavior. “This bipartisan legislation will improve the federal credit union charter and make credit unions safer for both employees and members,” said Perlmutter, who … Read More

MWCUA Sends Letter to NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood

This week, the Mountain West Credit Union Association sent a letter to NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood, written on behalf of the credit unions we serve expressing our appreciation for the work of the NCUA to bring about regulatory relief during this current crisis. The letter also included the Association’s recommendations for … Read More