WASHINGTON -- NAFCU's 2008 Congressional Caucus is slated to be a who's who of lawmakers and regulators affecting credit unions.
The session kicks off Monday with an address by NBC Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory. Other speakers that day include NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood; Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), a key backer of efforts to improve financial literacy and a member of the House Financial Services Committee; and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), also a member of the committee.
Monday's luncheon session will feature a debate between Douglas Holtz-Eakin, senior policy adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Gary Gensler, senior economic adviser to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
The lead-off speaker on Tuesday will be Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), a leading supporter of credit unions and chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Other speakers that day include: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), a credit union backer and chairwoman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit; NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland; Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a key backer of financial literacy initiatives and a member of the Senate Banking Committee; and Rep. Patrick McHenry, (R-N.C.), a Financial Services Committee member and key sponsor of a charter choice bill that would have reined in some of NCUA's authority over the process for credit unions to convert to mutual savings banks. Since then, NCUA has updated its regulations concerning the conversion process with a keen focus on member disclosures.
Wednesday's lead-off speaker will be Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight. Other speakers that day include Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), a strong credit union backer and a senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, and NCUA Chairman Michael E. Fryzel, the conference's final speaker.
All sessions will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
For the full schedule go to: www.nafcu.org/caucus.