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CommonWealth One’s Credit Union Members Support H.R. 3380

Alexandria, Va. – September 15, 2009 – On August 28, 2009, CommonWealth One Federal Credit
Union (“CommonWealth One”) branches had more than 225 members show their support for H.R. 3380,
the Promoting Lending to America’s Small Business Act.

H.R. 3380 was introduced by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and would raise the
cap on member business lending from 12.25% to 25% of assets. H.R. 3380 would also raise the
minimum threshold for a loan to be considered a “member business loan” and exempt loans made to nonprofit religious organizations as well as in qualified underserved areas.

CommonWealth One held a Legislative Awareness Day at each branch location to inform members about
the positive impact the passage of H.R. 3380 could have on credit unions’ small business lending and the
economy. CommonWealth One staff utilized the site to help members with writing letters
to their Congressional Representatives and offered to cover the cost of mailing the letters.

“It’s great to see members come out and show their support for the credit union
movement and exercise their roles as a member-owner,” says John R. Blair, President
and CEO of CommonWealth One.

CommonWealth One’s Headquarters is located at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.
CommonWealth One also operates branches in Harrisonburg, Front Royal and Washington, D.C. Metro

About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union has grown to become one of Northern Virginia’s
top credit unions with more than $288 million in assets serving more than 38,000 members.
CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to
being the lifetime financial institution of its members. For information on our history, upcoming events,
and more visit

Angie Tran, Marketing Manager
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
4875 Eisenhower Ave., Ste. 100
Alexandria, VA 22304
Ph: 703.823.5211 Ext. 7647
F: 703.823.6530


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