Sept. 9, 2013 – Credit union leaders from around the country are in Washington, D.C., this week to hear directly from lawmakers and regulators – including NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger – about the issues that matter most to them during NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus.
The Caucus general sessions provide a robust lineup of more than 20
speakers from the Senate, House, NCUA and other federal agencies. Capitol Hill visits
with lawmakers and numerous networking events at popular Washington
establishments are also on the agenda.
“With the focus in Washington on so many issues critical to credit
unions, the Caucus will put industry leaders in the right place at the
right time,” said NAFCU’s chief executive, B. Dan Berger. “I can’t think
of a more significant event to give my first address as NAFCU president
“Credit union leaders will gain insight from and access to lawmakers and others directly involved in regulatory relief, tax reform, housing finance reform, debit interchange and more. This year’s Caucus, ‘Storming the Hill,’ is where credit unions will make their concerns known to legislators in Washington.”
Today’s general session speakers include keynoter Paul Begala, a political strategist who is a columnist for Newsweek/The Daily Beast and a commentator on CNN. NAFCU's Berger is set to deliver remarks during this morning's Caucus delegate breakfast. Metsger, slated later this morning, will be making his first public address as an NCUA Board member.
Additional speakers for today's general session include:
- Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer;
- Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Deputy Director Frederick Reynolds;
- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.);
- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.); and
- Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.).
The Caucus general sessions run through this Wednesday. The full schedule of events is online here. For up-to-the minute information on the Caucus, follow the #NAFCUCaucus hashtag on Twitter.