Aug. 22, 2013 – Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has joined the list of speakers for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus – two and a half weeks away.
Ted Tozar, the president of Ginnie Mae, has also joined the schedule for Caucus, which takes place Sept. 8-11 at Washington’s Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.
Warner is the lead Democratic co-sponsor of S. 1217, the “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013,” which he proposed with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and which focuses on government-sponsored enterprise reform. One of NAFCU’s main priorities for Caucus this year is to remind lawmakers of the importance of credit unions’ continued access to the secondary mortgage market in any housing reform proposal, and for them to get fair pricing based on the high quality of their loans.
Tozer was sworn in as president of Ginnie Mae in 2010, after more than thirty years of experience in the mortgage, banking and securities industries. Warner will speak at 11am on Monday, Sept. 9, and Tozer will follow him.
Warner and Tozer join several prominent speakers scheduled for the week, including: Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Deputy Director Frederick Reynolds, NCUA Board Member Michael Fryzel and Fannie Mae President and CEO Timothy Mayopolous. Paul Begala, noted political analyst and columnist, will give the keynote address.
Also on the speaker slate are:
- Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.;
- Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.;
- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.;
- Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif.;
- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb.;
- Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Va.;
- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.; and
- Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.
Credit union representatives attending this year’s Caucus will attend three days of general sessions on key issues facing the industry – among them the credit union federal income tax exemption, regulatory relief and housing finance reform – and will be discussing their concerns about those issues with lawmakers in their Capitol Hill offices. Members and nonmembers may register.