NCBA Education & Training

Legislative and Advocacy Update

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 • 12 – 1 pm, Eastern

Join NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Mike Beall and Capitol Hill professionals as they discuss cooperative legislative matters and current issues in Washington. With Congress working on important legislation such as tax reform, the farm bill and the appropriations process, now is the time to get updated on issues that are important to you, your cooperative, and your community. During this update, learn what NCBA CLUSA is working on legislatively to advance the cooperative business model within Congress, the White House, and the federal government.

Update Areas

  • Overview of the current work in Congress and the Administration
  • USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program consolidation proposal
  • Development legislation: “Creating Jobs Through Cooperatives Act of 2013”
  • Food Co-op eligibility for SBA programs
  • Credit Union legislation including the “Member Business Lending” bill
  • Tax reform and how it affects cooperatives including credit unions
  • FEMA housing cooperative disaster funding eligibility


  • R.L. Condra – Vice President of Advocacy, NCBA CLUSA


  • Mike Beall – President and CEO, NCBA CLUSA
  • John Weinfurter – Vice President, Government Relations, Witt | O’Brien’s
  • John Harsch – Director, Government Relations, Witt | O’Brien’s
  • John McKechnie – Partner, Total Spectrum

Who Should Attend

  • Cooperative developers, representatives, and volunteers
  • Members of community service organizations
  • Other groups/individuals that support the co-op movement and are interested in learning about cooperative legislative matters
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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the national association for cooperative businesses providing cross-sector education, support and advocacy helping co-ops thrive across a variety of sectors. For nearly 100 years, our mission has been to develop, advance and protect cooperative enterprises demonstrating that cooperatives are a better business model for advancing economic and social impact. For the last 50 years, we have supported cooperative development globally through our CLUSA international program.
NCBA Legislative and Advocacy Update: June 4
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