Legislative Activities


MaintaiMP900289068ning legislative favor is prominent on our radar as the keystone to retaining the operating benefits utilized by every co-op.  This permits every co-op the opportunity to remain competitive and profitable, while collectively deflecting threats levied by those who favor investor-owned businesses.

Listed below, are some recent federal cooperative issues that we would like to bring to your attention, and links to more information regarding these issues:

1. “‘Social Cost of Carbon” Raises Concerns – http://www.ect.coop/public-policy-watch/energy-environment/social-cost-of-carbon-not-ready-for-prime-time/67555

2. Tax Reform Legislation That May Impact Cooperatives – http://www.ncba.coop/ncba-media/press-releases/453-ncba-clusa-continuing-to-monitor-tax-reform-in-congress?highlight=WyJsZWdpc2xhdGlvbiJd

3. NCBA CLUSA Follows Several Budget Proposals Impacting Cooperatives – http://www.ncba.coop/ncba-media/press-releases/454-ncba-clusa-comments-on-fy-2015-federal-budget-appropriations-process

4. Climate Change  – http://www.wreca.coop/sites/wreca.coopwebbuilder.com/files/2014_wreca_climate_change_lo_0.pdf

5. Cooperative Development Bill Introduced in the House of Representatives – https://www.ncba.coop/our-work/advocacy/77-legislative-update-cooperative-development-bill-introduced-in-the-house-of-representatives

6. Credit Union Tax Exemption – http://www.nafcu.org/search.aspx?searchtext=credit%20union%20tax%20exemption

7. Credit Union Regulatory Relief – http://www.nafcu.org/search.aspx?searchtext=regulatory%20relief

8. Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative Federal Issues 2013 – http://www.dbmmc.com/federal_issues.php

9. Immigration Reform – http://www.ncfc.org/2013/agriculture-united-behind-immigration-reform-proposal-ncfc-president-testifies

10.  Sugar Bill Amendment/Senate –  http://www.ncfc.org/2012/ncfc-opposes-anticipated-house-farm-bill-amendment-on-sugar-program

Senate Judiciary Committee

D-VT Patrick Leahy Chairman
D-IL Dick Durbin  

Senate Agricultural Committee

D-MI Debbie Stabenow  Chairwoman
D-OH Sherrod Brown  
D-IN Joe Donnelly  
R-KY Mitch McConnell  

House Judiciary Committee

R-VA Bob Goodlatte Chairman
D-MI John Conyers  Ranking Member 
D-IL Luis Gutierrez 4th
R-OH Jim Jordan 4th
R-OH Steve Chabot 1st

House Ag Committee

R-OK Frank Lucas Chairman
R-OH Bob Gibbs  
R-MI Dan Benishek  
R-IL Rodney Davis  
D-OH Marcia Fudge  
D-IL William Enyart  
D-IL Cheri Bustos  

AG Legislative Updates

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Credit Union Legislative Updates

Discover the Latest Cooperative Events Happening in the United States Senate

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Actively Monitoring State Legislative Activity Affecting the Cooperative Way of Doing Business

Monitoring State Legislative Activity

  • Through a community of contacts in each state we stay abreast of legislative activities.
  • When activities occur that impact your cooperative, you will be notified.

Legislator, Public Official Actions

  • The majority of our elected officials have no knowledge of cooperatives or the specific businesses you run.
  • Participate in your industry’s grassroots legislative programs.
  • Include legislators and other elected officials in local cooperative activities.
  • Personal visits from your directors and members of your cooperative.

Contact Illinois Senators






Kirk, Mark
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Durbin, Richard J.
309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2152

Contact Indiana Senators







Coats, Dan
United States Senate – 493 Russell Office Bldg.
Washington, DC, 20510
(202) 224-5623

 Donnelly, Joe
SR-B33 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4814

Contact Michigan Senators






Levin, Carl
269 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6221

Stabenow, Debbie
133 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4822

Contact Ohio Senators







Brown, Sherrod
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2315

Voinovich, George V.
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353

White House







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