4,200 from Credit Unions Gather in Washington Next Week

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Patrick Keefe – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6765; pkeefe@cuna.coop

WASHINGTON, DC (02/20/2013) - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will be among those addressing 4,200 participants from credit unions in Washington next week (Feb. 25-27) at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference.

The Governmental Affairs Conference is the credit union industry’s largest national conference, with more than 4,200 participants from credit unions, including credit union CEOs and board members from across the country. The event is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC ((202) 249-3000).

Following is the schedule of speakers for members of Congress, regulators and other officials; these sessions are all open to the press to cover:

Monday, Feb. 25, general session, Level 2/Hall E, Washington Convention Center:

  • 9:15 a.m. Bill Cheney, President and CEO, Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • 9:45 a.m. Debbie Matz, Chairman, National Credit Union Administration Board

Tuesday, Feb. 26 general session, Level 2 Hall E, Washington Convention Center:

  • 8:30 a.m. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
  • 8:45 a.m. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Deputy Minority Whip
  • 9:00 a.m. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), House Financial Services Committee
  • 9:40 a.m. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), House Financial Services Committee
  • 10:00 a.m. CUNA Chairman’s remarks
  • 10:10 a.m. Michael Fryzel, Board Member, National Credit Union Administration
  • 10: 20 a.m. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Majority Whip
  • 11:30 a.m. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), House Financial Services Committee
  • 11:45 a.m. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Minority Whip


  • 2:15 p.m. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Wednesday, Feb. 27 general session, Level 2 Hall E, Washington Convention Center:

  • 8:30 a.m. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Majority Leader
  • 8:45 a.m. Richard Cordray, Director/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • 9:00 a.m. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), House Financial Services Committee
  • 9:15 a.m. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)
  • 9:30 a.m. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member, House Financial Services Committee
  • 9:45 a.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senate Banking Committee
  • 10:00 a.m. Panel discussion; the regulatory burden facing credit unions (CUNA senior staff and leadership)
  • 10:30 a.m. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), House Financial Services Committee
  • 10:45 a.m. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Senate Banking Committee
  • 11:00 a.m. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Chairman Emeritus, House Financial Services Committee

To register as press or for a complete GAC program schedule, contact Mark Wolff (mwolff@cuna.coop, cell: (202) 262-3712, office: (202) 508-6764) or Patrick Keefe (pkeefe@cuna.coop, cell: (202) 403-4065, office: (202) 508-6765), in CUNA Communications

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