Caucus Delivered Washington Close and Personal: Executive Editor's Column
Perhaps it’s the lack of teleprompters or the relatively small room, but this year’s NAFCU Congressional Caucus provided intimate, and at times revealing, speeches from lawmakers. In contrast to the go-big production of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, which is also enjoyable but for different reasons, NAFCU’s annual lobby event has a vibe akin to seeing a member of congress in his or her own district, at a Rotary luncheon or touring a local business.
A prime example was Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who left the podium and spoke to NAFCU members from the floor. Having previously served seven years as a board member at the $475 million Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Scott has a unique credit union perspective and it showed.