Kathy Kraninger Confirmed by 50-49 Vote in Senate as New CFPB Director

December 7, 2018

Yesterday, League partner Dollar Associates, LLC distributed a client update regarding Kathy Kraniger's confirmation as CFPB Director. In the update, Dennis Dollar provides an interesting perspective on what this means for credit unions. He notes that the most interesting matter with credit union implications, because of the spillover effect at NCUA and the states when the CFPB is prioritizing the issue, is whether there will be a focus on more and expanded fair lending examinations for all financial institutions - including credit unions.

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State Legislative Recap: How will New Laws Impact Louisiana CUs
July 17, 2018

The Louisiana State Legislature was in session from March 12 through May 18, reconvening in three special sessions: the first from February 19 to March 5, the second from May 22 to June 4, and the third from June 18 to June 24.  During the 2018 session, a number of bills passed that will impact financial institutions. 

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S.2155 Passes House in Historic Win; See How Louisiana Delegation Voted
May 22, 2018

Moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2155, bipartisan legislation, which will provide common sense regulatory relief to credit unions and other small financial institutions.

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Legislative Win for Credit Unions: Payday Loan Expansion Bill Rejected by Louisiana House Committee
May 16, 2018

Efforts to establish new payday lending option failed in a House committee last Wednesday as legislators disagreed on the best way to serve consumers while protecting them from crippling debt and predatory lending.

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Louisiana's 2017 Advocacy Accomplishments
December 21, 2017

As LCUL's Governmental Affairs team closes the books for 2017, we are already positioning ourselves for a successful year ahead.  It's no secret that this past year brought many changes within our organization, but one thing that stayed constant was our commitment to servicing our credit unions, particularly in the advocacy arena.

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2018 Midterm Elections: Where Do Credit Unions Stand with Incumbents?
October 23, 2018

With midterm elections right around the corner, LCUL wanted to share some background information on incumbents in terms of credit union support. On a state level, all 144 legislative districts (both senate and house) have four-year terms. There is no one running this November but they will all be up for re-election in November 2019.

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LCUL/CUNA Webinar Explains the Importance of PZC Participation
July 3, 2018
Project Zip Code (PZC) is an important part of LCUL's advocacy efforts, which is why we encourage you to join us for a demonstration on how to successfully participate in the program.
ACTION ALERT: LCUL Urges CUs to Contact Representatives in Support of S.2155
May 21, 2018

Today, the House Rules Committee will meet on S. 2155, the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act at 4:00 p.m. This clears the way for the bill to likely be considered this week, as early as Tuesday.

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Louisiana Wins the 2017 CULAC Vanguard Award; Recognized During CUNA GAC
February 22, 2018

By virtue of raising 386% of our CULAC goal, Louisiana is once again the recipient of the 2017 CULAC Vanguard Award and will be nationally recognized next week at the CUNA GAC.

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