About Congressional Federal


Congressional Federal Credit Union History – A Proud Past, A Bright Future.  

On July 9, 1953, eight congressional employees, with just $40 in deposits, formed the credit union that would later become Congressional Federal. From its humble beginnings in the Longworth HOB, Congressional Federal has grown its members to over 45,000. 

In 2013 Congressional Federal's 60th anniversary reminded us of just how far we’ve come with the help of loyal members, dedicated volunteers and hard-working staff. From a single desk drawer to a modern, full-service institution, Congressional Federal today offers financial services that its founders only dreamed were possible. Online and mobile banking, shared branches, nationwide ATM networks, mortgages and home equity loans, financial investments, insurance and credit cards— these are but a few of the products and services that we’ve added since 1953.

Through the years, Congressional Federal has remained true to its proud beginnings, always endeavoring to serve its members with integrity and striving to give back to the Capitol Hill community that makes it all possible. Our future is indeed bright. We look forward to continually innovating and improving to better serve you in the next 60 years!

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We will provide innovative and affordable financial products and services, education, and community outreach of the highest quality within the Congressional FCU family which includes the House of Representatives, Congressional support offices and functions on Capitol Hill, in addition to affinity and non-affinity Select Employment Groups.


Congressional Federal’s mission is to provide basic financial services to all of our members with special emphasis on the deliverance of services to those in our field of membership who may lack financial mobility.

CFCU products and services are designed to empower members to take control of their financial future.

CFCU designs products and services to meet the needs of our members as they begin to achieve financial independence.


INTEGRITY.   We conduct business with transparency and respect for our members and staff.  We do what is right at all times, adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.   

PROACTIVE SERVICE. Each team member takes ownership for ensuring that we reach out to our members, proactively anticipating their needs and providing valued solutions. 

STEWARDSHIP. We conduct prudent financial decision making, balancing risk and maximizing value for each member. We strive in all aspects of our valued relationship with our members to earn the role of trusted advisor.

INNOVATION. We thrive on creativity and ingenuity. We innovate and seek ideas to improve our services and products to the benefit of our members.  We are never satisfied with status quo.

COMMUNITY. We are committed to giving back to our community as an active stakeholder and partner. We commit time, capital, and resources to the communities we serve.