Congressman MacArthur Visits First Atlantic FCU, Meets with CU Advocates

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) visited the Toms River Store of First Atlantic FCU to tour the facility and meet with the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) and credit union advocates. MacArthur serves on the House Financial Services Committee and has been a strong credit union supporter while serving in Congress.

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First Atlantic President/CEO John Culp greets Congressman Tom MacArthur as Toms River Store Manager Patricia Hankins looks on.

After touring the facility and meeting staff, Congressman MacArthur spent nearly an hour discussing issues of importance to New Jersey’s credit unions. 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, housing finance reform and the need to ensure that credit unions continue to have access to a viable secondary mortgage market, and issues relating to NCUA’s treatment of taxi medallion loans and participations.

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

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Congressman MacArthur poses with First Atlantic staff and credit union advocates.

In addition to MacArthur, the League has met with Reps. Donald Norcross (D-1), Leonard Lance (R-7), Frank Pallone (D-6), Bill Pascrell (D-9), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10), and Josh Gottheimer (D-5), who also serves on the House Financial Services Committee, as well as Sen. Booker’s office. Meetings with the balance of the delegation are being scheduled, as well as a December 11th Hike-the-Hill.

The League has also met with state Sen. Jeff Van Drew who is running to succeed long-time credit union supporter Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2) and Mikie Sherrill, who is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11). LoBiondo and Frelinghuysen are not seeking re-election. Sen. Van Drew was also the guest of honor at the League’s 2nd Annual Advocacy Appreciation Reception in Atlantic City on Sunday.

The in-district meetings and Hike-the-Hill are open to all NJCUL member credit union professionals and volunteers. Anyone interested in participating should contact NJCUL Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel at or 800-792-8861, ext. 127.