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Inside Washington (09/28/2010)
* WASHINGTON (9/29/10)--Minnesota credit union representatives recently met with lawmakers and industry officials during Minnesota’s annual Hike the Hill on Sept. 21-23 in Washington, D.C., said the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). Attendees discussed regulatory and legislative concerns, and interchange with federal officials, National Credit Union Association (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz and Board Member Michael Fryzel. Credit union representatives visited the offices of Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-3rd District), Betty McCollum (D-4th District) and Colin Peterson (D-7th District). They also met with the staff of Reps. Tim Walz (D-1st District), John Kline (R-2nd District), Keith Ellison (D-5th District), Michele Bachmann (R-6th District) and Jim Oberstar (D-8th District). “Hike the Hill provided us with the opportunity to meet with regulators and legislators and discuss solutions to the issues affecting Minnesota credit unions and their members,” said Mara Humphrey, MnCUN vice president of governmental affairs. “This annual trip to the nation’s capital enables us to continue building and strengthening our relationships with lawmakers and federal officials.” Pictured are credit union representatives with Klobuchar (right). (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Network) ...


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