WASHINGTON (12/23/08)--Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and two senior members of the House Financial Services Committee--Reps. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)--will address attendees at the Credit union National Association's upcoming Governmental Affairs Conference, which runs Feb. 22-26.
* Kanjorski will speak Tuesday morning, Feb. 24; * Waters will speak Wednesday morning, Feb. 25; and * Dodd will speak Wednesday morning, Feb. 25.
Rep. Kanjorski is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee--behind Chairman Barney Frank, who is also speaker at this year's GAC--and chief sponsor of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (CURIA, H.R. 1537). He also chairs the House subcommittee on capital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises.
Rep. Waters chairs the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. She also serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, Technology.
In addition to serving as Senate Banking Committee chairman, Sen. Dodd serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Joint Committee on the Library; Committee on Foreign Relations; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Committee on Rules and Administration. He spent almost a decade fighting to enact the Family and Medical Leave Act. The three lawmakers join House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who heads the panel's subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit. They will speak on Feb. 25. CUNA's 2009 Governmental Affairs Conference is Feb. 22-26 at the Washington Convention Center. Use the resource link to register or learn more.