The League is an active advocate for credit unions on both the state and federal level. In order to be successful in that role, it must gather information, construct compelling and coherent arguments, organize support, communicate effectively, and be persistent before Congress and the New Hampshire General Court.
New Hampshire Federal and State Legislative Activities Committee
A crucial part of the process of determining legislative goals and strategies is the New Hampshire Federal and State Legislative Activities Committee. The Committee is a body comprised of New Hampshire credit union leaders that represent the interest and needs of their credit union colleagues. Through their research and deliberations, they establish legislative priorities.
Each year there are numerous legislative filings that are of importance to the credit union community in New Hampshire. Some are filings designed to help credit unions serve their members better, and some are broad based bills that have an effect on all sectors of the financial services industry. The League closely monitors all of these proposals and, when appropriate, advocates for the credit union position in every forum.
Congress, General Court & Committees
These links lead to the website for the U.S. Congress. There are a variety of useful resources in these sites, including access to information about bills and resolutions being considered in Congress, about committee offices and schedules, and about lists of lawmakers along with contact information.
New Hampshire General Court
This link leads to the website for the New Hampshire General Court. There are a variety of useful resources on this site including an overview of the legislative process, text of pending bills, and lists of lawmakers along with contact information.
Legislative committees consider each new piece of legislation that is filed in Concord and make recommendations to the full legislative body as to whether legislation should pass, not pass, or whether further study is needed. A list of legislative committees can be found at: