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Austin Chapter Board Hikes at Home
Friday, October 2, 2015 7:00 AM

Austin Hike at Home
At Rep. Michael McCaul's district office in Austin, the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions Hikes at Home. Pictured left to right: Chad Holz, Austin Chapter board advisor, University FCU; Jason McGee, Austin Chapter president, University FCU; and Ashley Pierce, Austin Chapter treasurer, A+ FCU.

On Sept. 29, members of the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions took the opportunity to Hike at Home, and met with staff from the office of Rep. Michael McCaul (R-10). Representing local credit unions were Ashley Pierce from A+ FCU and Jason McGee and Chad Holz from University FCU. Gretchen Ziegler, VP political affairs represented the Cornerstone Credit Union League.

After providing an overview of their credit unions and the chapter, the discussion turned to two key legislative issues, H.R. 2205, The Data Security Act of 2015, and H.R. 3048, The Community Financial Institutions Exemption Act. H.R. 2205 would require merchants to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive data security programs while H.R. 3048 would exempt credit unions and community banks under $10 billion in total assets from future rules of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Austin Hike at Home
At Rep. Michael McCaul's district office in Austin, the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions Hikes at Home. Pictured left to right: Jason McGee, Austin Chapter president, University FCU; Chad Holz, Austin Chapter board advisor, University FCU; Blaine Fulmer, regional director for Rep. Michael McCaul; and Ashley Pierce, Austin Chapter treasurer, A+ FCU.

Credit union representatives shared stories about the impact of excessive regulations on their credit unions and, by extension, their members. Increasingly, the focus has been more about complying with new and overly burdensome rules and regulations as opposed to helping their members achieve their financial goals.

Chapter President Jason Mc Gee said, “I thought this was a productive meeting and time well spent. The Austin Chapter will continue to engage our local representatives as we build relationships and lobby on behalf of key legislative issues for all credit unions.”