Straight to The Point: March 1

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Good morning. Welcome home to all those who have returned home from the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, and safe travels to those who are still on their way.  The U.S. Senate is in session, the House will meet for a pro forma session with no votes expected. The Assembly and state Senate are adjourned until Monday. Here’s the latest from credit union land:

star3 Thousands of credit union advocates, including more than 130 New Yorkers, took their message to Capitol Hill yesterday (more GAC coverage is below) – The Point

star3 Registration is open for the New York Credit Union Association’s 2018 CEO Roundtable (Up to $100 million in assets) events, which are consistently ranked by participants as being among the Association’s most important and effective offerings – The Point

star3 March 4 marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, which encourages consumers to learn how to protect themselves from fraud and scams – The Point

star3 While addressing CUNA GAC attendees, Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the CFPB, said the bureau would focus on “bad actors,” while striving to minimize the impact of bureau rules on credit unions – CUNA

star3 CUNA has a new board chairman: Maurice Smith, CEO of Local Government Employees CU in Raleigh, North Carolina – CUToday

star3 Political analysts expect Democrats to pick up seats in Congress during this year’s mid-term elections, but it’s unclear if they can flip either chamber – CU Times

star3 The African-American Credit Union Coalition is preparing a transition to highlight professional development and mentorship, while also continuing to stress the importance of collaboration and diversity within the credit union movement – CU Journal

star3 Mobile carriers are reminding customers to take advantage of services that block identity thieves from easily “porting” a mobile number to another provider, which allows crooks to intercept calls and messages while the phone goes dark – KrebsOnSecurity

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