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Author, journalist and Clinton Administration confidant PaulBegala was the keynote speaker on the opening day of NAFCU's Congressional Caucus. The event, at Washington'sMayflower Hotel, drew nearly 400 attendees.

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) addresses NAFCUCongressional Caucus attendees. Capito is chairman of theSubcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. InJuly, she grilled the CFPB's then-Acting Deputy Director Steve Antonakes about the bureau's collection of Americans'personal financial data.

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Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) spoke on Monday to the NAFCUCongressional Caucus. A member of the House Financial ServicesCommittee, McHenry was among GOP committee leaders who havecriticized former CFPB Deputy Director Raj Date's new firm thatwould securitize mortgages that don't meet qualified mortgagestandards.

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NAFCU Director Cutler Dawson, president/CEO of the $54billion Navy Federal Credit Union of Vienna, Va., introduced Sen.Mark Warner (D-Va.).

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) talked up his secondary mortgage marketreform bill at NAFCU's Monday Congressional Caucus session, sayingthe issue had purposely been left out of the Dodd-Frank Act toallow the housing market time to recover. However, Warner said it'snow time for meaningful GSE reform. Warner also spoke out againstpolitical polarization, telling the audience to turn off FOX Newsand MSNBC and to cast votes based on a candidate's position onissues, not party.

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NAFCU President/CEO Dan Berger introduced NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger. Berger,who took over as NAFCU's top executive Aug. 1, made his firstpublic address as the group's leader eariler in the day.

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NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger made his first public address Monday at NAFCU'sCongressional Caucus. Before speaking about his credit unionbackground and philosophy, the former Oregon state senator openedby joking about the University of Oregon's 59-10 win over theUniversity of Virginia two days before.

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