August 28, 2014

Toomey, Royce to speak at Caucus

Aug. 27, 2014 – Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., have joined the list of speakers for NAFCU's annual Congressional Caucus, slated for Sept. 9-12 in Washington, D.C.
The conference will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel and will feature sessions and discussions on the most important legislative and regulatory issues facing the credit union industry today, and on techniques for effectively communicating about those concerns with legislators and regulators.
Toomey is a member of the Senate Banking and Finance Committees, and Royce is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. Royce is also the chief sponsor of NAFCU-supported H.R. 688, the "Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act," which would raise the credit union member business lending cap from 12.25 percent of assets to 27.5 percent.
The conference will also include a panel discussion on NCUA and how credit unions can better work with the agency, with a particular focus on the recent risk-based capital proposal. Former NAFCU Board Members Geoff Bacino and Michael Fryzel will be among the panelists.
Other speakers confirmed so far include:
  • Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report and columnist for Roll Call, who will give the keynote address;
  • NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger;
  • Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., also a member of the Senate Banking Committee;
  • Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Robert Hurt, R-Va., Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo. and Brad Sherman, D-Calif. – all members of the House Financial Services Committee;
  • Treasury Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Amias Gerety;
  • Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Donald Layton; and
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery.
Attendees will also hear from NAFCU legislative and regulatory affairs staff, as well as President and CEO Dan Berger. NAFCU will update the conference program as more speakers join the roster; more information is available on the association website, where those interested in attending the conference can register. Registration is open to members and nonmembers.