In December 2021, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) Board of Directors met to approve strategic plans for 2022 and discuss a number of other business items.
Among the topics of discussion were the Legislators of the Year 2021. During the nomination and approval process, Legislators’ contributions and support to credit unions were discussed at length.
The Federal Advocacy Policy Committee voted to nominate Congressman Jerry Carl (AL-01) as the 2021 Federal Legislator of the Year, which was later approved by the LSCU Board of Trustees. He was officially honored last week in Washington, D.C.
“Serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Carl has prioritized supporting our active military and veterans. In recognizing the unparalleled service and resources provided by credit unions, Congressman Carl worked to preserve the ability of credit unions to operate on military bases,” said Patrick La Pine, CEO of LSCU & Affiliates. “We are extremely grateful for Congressman Carl’s continued partnership and support of Alabama credit unions and their members.”
While the LSCU fought the IRS’ proposed reporting requirement, Congressman Carl remained adamantly opposed to the proposal from start to finish, signing several letters publicly denouncing the legislation.
In addition to his support in Washington, Congressman Carl regularly meets with district credit unions to learn more about ways he can support financial institutions.
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