GAC Begins Sunday
More than 4,500 people are expected to attend CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, which begins Sunday at The Washington Convention Center.
The annual event will feature speeches by prominent lawmakers and regulators including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Undersecretary of the Treasury Jeffrey Goldstein, Presidential Adviser Elizabeth Warren, and all three members of the NCUA Board.
Goldstein and NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz are scheduled to speak at Monday's opening general session. Boehner is schedule to speak on Wednesday, as is NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland. NCUA Board Member Michael Fryzel is scheduled to speak on Monday afternoon.
Warren, who is helping to set up the Bureau of the Consumer Financial Protection, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday morning.
Pilot hero Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger will speak on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday morning there will be a debate between liberal commentator Arianna Huffington and conservative commentator Mary Matalin.
There will be breakout sessions on topics such as interchange fees and housing reform on Tuesday afternoon. Attendees will also have the chance to discuss issues of importance to credit unions during visits with their congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.
Credit Union Times will be providing extensive on-site coverage of the event, which runs through Wednesday.
For more information, go to: http://www.cuna.org/events/gac11/