September 14, 2020

Caucus launches with conversation between Sec. Rice, Berger

Capitol HillNAFCU's annual Congressional Caucus kicks off today with credit union leaders from around the country set to join the association's award-winning advocacy team and high-profile Washington decision makers in a reimagined virtual format. Leading the lineup today: 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The annual event provides the credit union industry the opportunity to hear directly with lawmakers, regulators, and administration officials and hold meetings to help shape policy discussions and ensure credit union priorities are included.

Today's sessions start at 1 p.m. Eastern. Not registered yet? Registration is still open here. Plus, attendees will have access to on-demand recordings of the event for the next two weeks. An online event community also allows attendees to connect with peers and access key resources to boost advocacy efforts. Attendees can also see the full, detailed agenda with tentative start times for all speakers.

Following welcome remarks from NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, Sec. Rice will provide the event's opening keynote and participate in a special panel with Berger. Learn more about Sec. Rice here.

Caucus attendees today will also get an inside look at what's happening on Capitol Hill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. NAFCU works closely with the Senate Banking Committee and is continuing to advocate for credit union relief priorities amid the coronavirus pandemic. See what issues the association is currently working to obtain.

In addition, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Dr. Mark Calabria, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Deputy Director Michael Mosier, and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Director Brian Montgomery will provide updates on their agencies' recent efforts.

See the full agenda for today and tomorrow. Stay tuned to NAFCU Today for highlights from the event.