December 6, 2013
Friday Edition
House tax reform in limbo for 2014

Politico, a leading newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, is reporting that the House does not feel comfortable pushing tax reform for the near future. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, has already said there will be no tax reform bill in 2013 and now 2014 looks shaky.

A spokesperson for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says that Republicans are still committed to tax reform. However the article states that Rep. Camp's three-year quest to overhaul the tax code ran into one roadblock - Republicans are not ready. Anything can happen in Washington and it is still possible a House tax bill could be introduced next year. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) has already released some tax reform language, but none of it pertains to credit unions.

Credit unions should continue to keep tax reform on the front burner. With the Senate moving ahead, tax reform will still be a major issue in 2014. You can read a longer view of the House's stance on tax reform by visiting Politico's website.

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Tweet(s) of the week

Each week eSignal Daily features a few "tweets" of the week. It's a snapshot of what is being talked about in the Twitterverse and shows the type of information available to credit unions. 

In South Florida is a website that promotes local businesses and helps them to grow. This is a great example of getting outside partners to take part in #Donttaxmycreditunion.

Social media provides many opportunities to get information quickly. Callahan and Associates posted about third-quarter loan numbers and put them in perspective. 

Lynn Heider from the Northwest Credit Union Association tweets that on Dec. 5, Pres. Roosevelt signed the original Credit Union Act.

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Start the new year with a new member benefit

Make plans to attend the Credit Union Auto Club Webinar and discover what this member benefit can do for your credit union. This free informative webinar, brought to you by LEVERAGE and CU Solutions Group, is Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. EST.

Click here to register today!

Invest in America's Credit Union Auto Club can give your members outstanding roadside assistance coverage, as well as make auto loans easier at your credit union. And now your credit union can save $10 on each member enrollment. Plus, you can earn valuable marketing reimbursements with each membership purchased. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, contact a LEVERAGE Business Development Consultant. 

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CU happenings

GTE raises more than $30,000 for Junior Achievement
GTE Financial in Tampa was a top fundraiser for Junior Achievement Tampa Bay’s annual Bowl-a-Thon, raising more than $30,000, which was more than double what they raised last year, to support Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs in Tampa Bay public schools.

Pen Air FCU donates 125 turkeys to USO of Northwest Florida for Thanksgiving Feast
Last week, Pen Air FCU in Pensacola donated 125 turkeys to the United Service Organization (USO) of Northwest Florida aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola for their annual Thanksgiving Feast to feed troops unable to make it home for the holiday. The meal was expected to feed more than 2,000 troops and their families. 

Bill Williams, senior vice president at Army Aviation Center FCU in Alabama, receives recognition for a successful ePurchasing event for Armored Car Services saving 46.8 percent.

CU Happenings is one of the most read segments in the eSignal Daily. Does your credit union have news to share with eSignal readers? Send your CU's happenings to the League's submissions email account.

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In This Issue
Friday Edition
House tax reform in limbo for 2014
Tweet(s) of the week
Start the new year with a new member benefit
CU happenings
LSCU & Affiliates Media

2013 Leadership Development Conference Wrap Up
Check out a wrap-up video from the Leadership Development Conference, Nov. 5-8. The video features some of the speakers and attendees. Make plans to attend next year. 

CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney promotes CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference.

Upcoming League Events
Dec. 10 Managing Day to Day ACH Risk
Dec. 11 Document Security Program Info
Dec. 12 Steps to Effective Expense Control
Dec. 17 Reg E vs ACH Rules
Dec. 18 Questions Board Members Need to Ask
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