Years ago before my time in credit unions, CUNA and NAFCU decided one would hold its Governmental Affairs Conference at the beginning of the congressional session and one would target the end. The lines have blurred some and lobbying receives more emphasis on the whole due to bigger issues like Dodd-Frank. CUNA, in conjunction with The Hill newspaper but not with NAFCU, held an issue forum to help escalate the member business lending expansion effort to new heights as Congress runs down the clock on this legislative session.

Word from NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus over at the Mayflower in Dupont Circle was grim. Members of Congress were quick to say they had a lot of very important issues on their plate before the session ends and then again in the lame duck. And they do.


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