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Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA

'PATENT TROLLS' EXAMINED AT HEARING
updated 11/05/13 09:21 AM
Congresswoman Recognizes CUs
Last week the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” which would improve the patent system to promote American innovation and competitiveness legislation offered by Reps. Judy Chu, D-CA, and Darrell Issa, R-CA.

While introducing her legislation, Chu expressed concern about patent troll abuses and their effects on local institutions, including the credit unions in her district. In her statement, Chu formally recognized how abuses in the current system forced "local credit unions in Southern California… to settle in a lawsuit over features on their websites."

Three weeks ago, while the federal government was shut down, Chu's staff met with representatives of the California Credit Union League to fully understand the impact patent trolls were having on credit unions and the threat they pose to their operations, especially at a time when many credit unions are returning to good financial condition.

Click here to read Chu's full statement entered into the Congressional Record.

                           
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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.