CU Advocates Meet with Congressman Pascrell

Credit union advocates met Monday with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) in his Paterson district office. Pascrell serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and has been an outspoken supporter of the credit union tax exemption as well as other credit union positions.

 Topics discussed included data security, problem robocalls, cannabis banking, extending allowable loan duration limits, delaying CECL implementation, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

NJCUL with Rep. Pascrell 8 26 19 003

Left-to-right: Gary Chizmadia, Board Chair, Credit Union of New Jersey; Tom Quigley, Chief Marketing Officer, XCEL FCU;

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9); Trish Shermot, Government Relations & Engagement Officer, Visions FCU; 

Chris Abeel, Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs, NJ Credit Union League  

The League schedules in-districts meetings with members of state’s congressional delegation to enable credit union advocates to meet with their representatives in Congress without having to travel to Washington. Other meetings scheduled for this week include Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7) on Wednesday afternoon in Somerville and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) Thursday morning in Long Branch. A meeting with Rep. Jeff Van Drew has also been confirmed for the afternoon of September 4 in Mays Landing.

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 or 800-792-8861, ext. 127.