CUNA announced Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will address the 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington on Feb. 26.

Boehner first addressed CUNA’s GAC in 2011, and is one of two sitting Speakers of the House to address the conference.  Newt Gingrich spoke at GAC in February 1998, which was the same year he introduced H.R. 1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act.

“We are very honored to again have Speaker Boehner join us at the GAC,” said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said. “We know he has a full agenda in the House with debt ceiling, sequestration and government funding measures all coming to the fore near the time of our conference. The Speaker’s acceptance of our invitation is indicative of his appreciation for all credit unions do to ably serve their members in Ohio and nationwide.”

CUNA’s 2013 GAC takes place Feb. 24 – 28 at the Washington Convention Center. 

Other confirmed speakers include newly named House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and House Financial Services Committee senior members Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.).

More congressional and regulatory speakers will be announced in coming weeks. CUNA said.