Sept. 10, 2012 – More than two dozen members of Congress – including House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus, R-Ala. – who have come back fresh from the August recess and the Republican and Democratic conventions are slated to speak before credit unions attending NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus this week in Washington.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, is also new on the Caucus slate. He, Bachus and others added in recent weeks put the list of lawmakers on tap for this year’s event at 28. Most of these lawmakers are facing reelection campaigns and will be seeking to make a connection with credit unions to share their plans for action in 2013 and beyond.
The NAFCU Congressional Caucus is NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year. Association staff are prepping attendees with materials and information they can use in their meetings with lawmakers and their staffs on issues important to credit unions, among them preservation of the credit union tax exemption, access to supplemental capital, greater member business lending authority and housing finance reform.
The Congressional Caucus
runs Tuesday through Friday at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. General sessions kick off Wednesday; breaks are included for Hill visits.