Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who led the unsuccessful effort to delay the implementation of the Durbin Amendment giving the Federal Reserve the power to regulate interchange fees, will speak at the Political Breakfast to be held as part of NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus next month.
Tester, whose speech requires a special ticket, is a member of the Senate Banking Committee and is expected to have one of the most competitive reelection races next year. His speech is scheduled to take place on Sept. 20; the Congressional Caucus is scheduled to run from Sept. 18-21.
Reps. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), both members of the House Banking Committee, are scheduled to speak at general sessions.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a member of the House Judiciary Committee who is expected to challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for the GOP nomination for Senate next year, is also scheduled to speak.
This year’s Congressional Caucus will mark the first one for NAFCU Political Director Katherine Marisic in her new position.
Marisic, who has been associate director of political affairs since 2009, was previously a political consultant and as director of public affairs for the Independent Agents and Brokers of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. She succeeds Jennifer Wahlen, who recently left NAFCU to serve as executive director for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.