Record crowd converges on D.C. for 2014 GAC

As the Credit Union National Association launches it’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference this morning, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney will call on a record number of 4,400 participants to keep up their vital grassroots advocacy efforts

These efforts are more important than ever in the face of new and existing issues facing credit unions, such as the National Credit Union Administration’s recent risk-based capital proposal and ongoing tax reform talks in the U.S. Congress.

Just before Cheney’s remarks, the U.S. Marine Corps Band will begin proceedings with a patriotic opening and a stirring rendition of the national anthem.

Cheney will be followed on today’s schedule by former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will offer GAC attendees analysis of the world’s most difficult and complex issues.

The CUNA Annual General Meeting is on this afternoon’s agenda, and CUNA staff will also speak today: Legislative and political updates are set to be staged just before an interesting, interactive panel discussion on credit unions in the media.

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