Representatives from twelve (12) Nebraska credit unions met with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer on July 7th at the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union in Lincoln. Senator Fischer spent over an hour with the credit union advocates discussing issues including a bill that would provide federal credit unions parity with state charter credit unions to expel disruptive or dangerous members for cause, a bill that would raise credit union loan maturities from 15 to 20 years, opposition to any attempt to limit credit card interchange and ensuring credit unions have fair and equal access to the secondary market for mortgages with any housing reform. Senator Fischer fielded numerous questions and heard directly from credit union leaders on the opportunities and challenges facing their respective credit unions.
Senator Fischer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November of 2012 and re-elected in 2018. She is the senior senator from Nebraska and the first woman elected from Nebraska to a full term. Prior to being elected to the United States Senate, Senator Fischer served in the Nebraska Legislature where she chaired the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. In the Senate, she serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Agricultural Committee, and the Ethics Committee.