Brad Thaler, NAFCU vice president of legislative affairs, makes a point while Dan Berger, the organization’s executive vice president for government relations, listens behind him.

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off the fight over debit interchange fees, NAFCU is now focusing its attention on goals such as trying to influence the shape of housing finance reform, preventing the taxation of credit unions and persuading lawmakers to approve stronger rules to prevent data breaches. 

NAFCU Executive Vice President for Government Relations Dan Berger said Congress could be less activist after next year’s elections, which would help credit unions, if the Republicans take control of the Senate after next year’s elections. He said he predicts that will happen but warned that “Republicans are completely and utterly capable of screwing that up.” 

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