WASHINGTON (1/28/13)--House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) is the latest legislator to join the 2013 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) lineup.
Meeks is the ranking minority member on the committee's Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee. He was an original co-sponsor of the credit union supplemental capital bill, H.R. 3993, in the 112th Congress. Meeks also co-sponsored legislation that would increase the credit union member business lending cap last year.
He will speak during the morning general session on Feb. 26.
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.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) are also on the GAC speaking schedule.
More congressional and regulatory speakers will be added to the 2013 GAC lineup in coming weeks.
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.
For more information, follow the @CUNAverse twitter hashtag #CUNAGAC. Use the resource link to register for the GAC.