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Bachus joins GAC power lineup
WASHINGTON (1/14/13)--Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala), immediate past chairman and still a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, is the latest big name added to the growing Credit Union National Association 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) lineup.

Bachus has been named chairman emeritus to the committee this year. He will speak at the GAC at 11 a.m. ET on Feb. 27.



Thousands of credit union representatives are expected in Washington for this year's GAC, and Capitol Hill visits are always a pivotal part of the event. The GAC Hill visits in February are perfectly timed for impact on credit union issues as Congress continues discussion on tax and spending issues.

CUNA's GAC, from Feb. 24-28 at the Washington Convention Center, is the credit union movement's premier political event and its largest national conference. Each year, the GAC draws more than 4,000 credit union executives and board members to hear from influential leaders from Congress, presidential administrations and federal regulatory agencies.

This year's GAC theme, "Powerful Cause, Positive Effect," reflects the credit union commitment to the 95 million working Americans who rely on credit unions every day.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and credit union champion Rep. Ed Royce (R-Ca.) joined the GAC lineup in recent weeks, and more policymakers' names will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The 2013 GAC will also feature a point-counterpoint political discussion between former GOP and Democratic National Committee chairmen Haley Barbour and Terry McAuliffe. NBC News anchor and best-selling author Tom Brokaw and award-winning personal finance journalist and author Jean Chatzky are also scheduled to speak on that same stage.

ABBA tribute band ABBA The Concert will kick off the 2013 GAC on Feb. 24, and more speakers and session topics will be added to the 2013 GAC lineup in the weeks to come.

For more information, follow the @CUNAverse twitter hashtag #CUNAGAC. Use the resource link to register for the GAC.
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