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Capitol Hill Insiders will tell you all about the nasty side of politics. Why some seemingly good-intentioned bills fail right from the start or why some shady amendments are inexplicably added in the eleventh hour often comes down to politics.

Credit union trade associations have fortunately become chock full of Capitol Hill insiders who know the way the system works. Everyone knows that playing politics is about much more than doing what’s right, you have to look two, 10 or 20 steps down the road for how what you do today will affect what happens in the future. You have to determine how things will be perceived by various special interest groups, and key leaders of Congress. You have to know about committees and jurisdiction. It’s exhausting!

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