Congressional Caucus Day 1: Begala Holds Forth, Metsger Debuts (slide show)
Author, journalist and Clinton Administration confidant Paul Begala was the keynote speaker on the opening day of NAFCU's Congressional Caucus. The event, at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel, drew nearly 400 attendees.
Next Page: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
(Photos by John Cooke)
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) addresses NAFCU Congressional Caucus attendees. Capito is chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. In July, she grilled the CFPB’s then-Acting Deputy Director Steve Antonakes about the bureau’s collection of Americans' personal financial data.
Next Page: Rep. Patrick McHenry
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) spoke on Monday to the NAFCU Congressional Caucus. A member of the House Financial Services Committee, McHenry was among GOP committee leaders who have criticized former CFPB Deputy Director Raj Date’s new firm that would securitize mortgages that don’t meet qualified mortgage standards.
Next Page: Cutler Dawson
NAFCU Director Cutler Dawson, president/CEO of the $54 billion Navy Federal Credit Union of Vienna, Va., introduced Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
Next Page: Sen. Mark Warner
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) talked up his secondary mortgage market reform bill at NAFCU’s Monday Congressional Caucus session, saying the issue had purposely been left out of the Dodd-Frank Act to allow the housing market time to recover. However, Warner said it’s now time for meaningful GSE reform. Warner also spoke out against political polarization, telling the audience to turn off FOX News and MSNBC and to cast votes based on a candidate’s position on issues, not party.
Next Page: Dan Berger
NAFCU President/CEO Dan Berger introduced NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger. Berger, who took over as NAFCU’s top executive Aug. 1, made his first public address as the group’s leader eariler in the day.
Next Page: Rick Metsger
NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger made his first public address Monday at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus. Before speaking about his credit union background and philosophy, the former Oregon state senator opened by joking about the University of Oregon’s 59-10 win over the University of Virginia two days before.