WASHINGTON (1/30/13)--Democratic National Committee Chairman and credit union supporter Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has added her name to the lineup of 2013 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference speakers.
Wasserman Schultz, who has served in the U.S. House since 2005, noted the "key role" that credit unions played in helping the American economy get back up and running, and praised credit unions for filling the lending gap left open by many banks in a 2011 GAC appearance. She also said credit unions must be able to provide the credit that small businesses so desperately need.
This year, she will speak during the morning general session on Feb. 26.
Also on the GAC speaking schedule: Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), credit union champions Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) are also slated to speak at the 2013 GAC. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Financial Services Committee senior member Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.).
CUNA's 2013 GAC will take place Feb. 24-28 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 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.
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