League, CU Advocates Meet with Senator Booker’s State Director

The New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) and credit union advocates met Thursday with George Helmy, Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) state director, and other senior state staff to discuss credit union priorities for the balance of the 115th Congress. The discussion focused on post-S. 2155 regulatory relief priorities, the need for the Department of Justice to issue Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site compliance rules, the ongoing problem of merchant data breaches and the need to subject retailers to the same data security requirements as card issuers, and issues relating to NCUA’s treatment of taxi medallion loans and participations.

The League schedules in-districts meetings with members of the state’s congressional delegation to enable credit union advocates to meet with their representative in Congress without having to travel to Washington. 

In addition to Sen. Booker’s office, the League has met with Reps. Donald Norcross (D-1) and Leonard Lance (R-7). Meetings with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) are scheduled for Monday, Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) on September 24, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3) on October 24. Meetings with the balance of the delegation are being scheduled.

The meetings are open to all NJCUL member credit unions. Anyone interested in participating should contact NJCUL Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel at cabeel@njcul.org or 800-792-8861, ext. 127.