LSCU honors Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter as 2021 Federal Lawmaker of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 9, 2022) — In December of 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.
Included in items for discussion were 2021 lawmakers of the year. During the nomination and approval process, lawmaker’s contributions to, and support for, credit unions were discussed at length.
The Federal Advocacy Policy Committee voted to nominate Congressman Buddy Carter (GA-01) as the 2021 Federal Lawmaker of the Year, which was later approved by the LSCU Board of Directors. He was formally honored last week in Washington, D.C.
Serving on the House Budget and Energy and Commerce committees, Congressman Carter has proven to be invaluable to not just credit unions in the First Congressional District, but across the state, as he consistently keeps credit unions at the front of mind when making decisions related to financial services.
“Congressman Carter has leveraged his position in the United States House of Representatives to advocate for credit unions and other small businesses. As LSCU fought the proposed IRS reporting requirement, Congressman Carter remained adamantly opposed to the proposal from beginning to end,” stated Patrick La Pine, CEO of LSCU & Affiliates. “In addition to his support in Washington, Congressman Carter regularly meets with credit unions in district to learn more about ways in which he can support financial institutions.”
As a small business owner for more than 30 years, Congressman Carter understands the negative impact over-regulation can have on small businesses and credit unions. LSCU greatly appreciates the Congressman’s commitment to protecting Georgia consumers and credit unions.
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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates champions 296 credit unions across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, representing $181 billion in assets and 12.3 million credit union members. LSCU & Affiliates provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications. For more information, visit www.lscu.coop. Follow LSCU on Facebook, LinkedIn, and X.