Rep. Issa and Sen. Udall are named among new speakers at CUNA’s GAC Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (January 24, 2014) —  The list of influential lawmakers and credit union supporters planning to speak at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) on Feb. 23-27 in Washington D.C. is continuing to grow.

Over four days, the Washington Convention Center will be filled with over 4,000 credit union representatives hearing directly from key legislators about issues affecting credit unions and financial service providers.

Among those who have recently joined the slate of speakers are:

  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.), Chairman of the House oversight and government reform committee, and an advocate of more efficient government and less regulatory burden;
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), strong supporter of increased credit union business lending authority;
  • Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), a former credit union official, and member of the House Financial Services Committee;
  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, long-time credit union supporter; sponsor of credit union business lending legislation, and legislation to relieve the credit union regulatory burden.

Others scheduled to speak include Sen. Mark Begich (D- Alaska), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R- W.V.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D- Md.) and Rep. Peter King (R- N.Y.).  Other notable speakers include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.”

CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, is the credit union movement’s premiere political event, which gathers credit union decision-makers in the nation’s capital to hear from influential leaders and guide the credit union movement in building and maintaining America’s trust. This year, the GAC will embrace the shared strategic vision of credit unions nationwide, Unite for Good, and bring the credit union message directly to the legislators and policymakers on Capitol Hill.

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