Hundreds of credit union industry leaders and stakeholders are in Washington for NAFCU's 2017 Congressional Caucus, which kicks off today with an address by association President and CEO Dan Berger and will focus attendees, lawmakers, regulators and more on issues of top concern to credit unions nationwide.
Drawing one of the largest audiences since 2007, the Congressional Caucus is NAFCU's credit union lobbying event of the year. More than two dozen lawmakers from the House and Senate are slated to speak this week, along with top regulators from the NCUA, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration and more.
Caucus is an opportunity for credit union representatives to meet face-to-face with lawmakers and regulators to discuss top credit union issues; more than 200 meetings on Capitol Hill are scheduled. Key issues this week are data security, preservation of credit unions' tax exemption, regulatory relief, repeal of the Durbin interchange amendment and housing finance reform.
Featured speakers scheduled to speak at Caucus include:
During Caucus, NAFCU is engaging in a Thunderclap campaign that will coordinate messages shared about the positive impact credit unions have on their members and the economy. The messages, shared via Twitter, will be deployed on Sept. 12. Credit unions are encouraged to participate and can sign up here.
Attendees are also encouraged to download NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus free mobile app, sponsored by Mastercard; users will be able to view the agenda, speaker list, issue briefs and tips for successful lobbying. To download the mobile app, go to nafcu.org/caucusapp or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store, and search “NAFCU Caucus.” Use the password “nafcu2017.”Other Caucus sponsors include Allied Solutions, Crowe Horwath, CUNA Mutual Group and Strategic Resource Management and VISA.
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