Oregon’s Senator Peter Courtney Passes Away

Oregon’s longest serving legislator, credit union friend and winner of our Community Impact Report, Senator Peter Courtney passed away today.

One-Stop Election Guide

Here are resources to help credit unions get to know more about people running for office in Wyoming.

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Proposed Rulemaking by CFPB on Mortgage Servicing  

As the rulemaking process progresses, GoWest will seek your feedback and develop comments by the Sept. 9 deadline.

CFPB Update: The FFIEC Publishes HMDA Dataset Snapshot and Resources

Credit unions should review the snapshot and see how they compare against key highlights.

Council of State Governments West Convenes in Portland

The conference gives us the opportunity to advocate credit union priorities to legislators from all six GoWest states.

CFPB Releases New Supervisory Highlights Related to Servicing and Collection of Consumer Debt

What credit unions need to know about findings from recent examinations.

Data Privacy Legislation Stalls in DC

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of activity related to the Congressional push to establish a national data privacy / data security standard that all industries would be required to meet. 

New Oregon Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Kathleen Taylor helped guide the CU Act update bill through the Senate in 2023.

Oregon Advocacy Engagement

Oregon credit union advocates have been busy engaging with elected officials in their district and at events. 

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CFPB Extends Compliance Dates for Small-Business Lending Rule

An interim rule provides lenders with more time to prepare amidst legal and regulatory changes.  

Wyoming Policy and Prosperity Event Presents Opportunity for CU Messaging

Advocacy doesn’t just happen during the legislature. This summer, your GoWest team and member credit unions are meeting with policymakers as often as possible.

New Version of Warren-Cleaver Housing Legislation Not Expected to Include CRA

This is a positive step, but GoWest will continue to advocate against CRA resurfacing in this or any other legislation.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Chevron Doctrine

The doctrine provided deference to federal regulators and agencies in their interpretation of ambiguous laws.

Republicans Looking for Creative Ways to Curtail Administrative Rulemaking

This article shares several examples of pending legislation on rulemaking.

Credit Unions Deliver Candidate Support in Wyoming

This week Wyoming Credit Union’s delivered political action committee support to several candidates.

Your Input Needed as FHFA Begins Rulemaking on FHLB Modernization

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) appears to be initiating the start of surrounding its previously announced plans to modernize the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system as it prepares to turn 100 years old at the end of this decade.

Primary Election Night in Colorado

Credit Unions had an incredible night watching the results come in in Colorado’s primary elections.

CFPB Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Remove Medical Bills from Credit Reports  

Last week, the CFPB released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would significantly impact credit reporting and lending practices by amending Regulation V of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to remove medical debt from credit reports.

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GoWest Advocacy Marks Milestone

GoWest advocacy marked a milestone in 2024. The official “sine die” adjournment of the Arizona State Legislature on June 15 marked the final ending of the state legislative sessions for the region.

CDFI Fund Extends Submission Deadlines for Revised CDFI Certification Application

On Thursday June 20, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced an extension for the reapplication deadlines for currently certified CDFI’s using the revised CDFI Certification Application.