The 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) will wrap Wednesday with a half-day of sessions, and then hundreds of credit union leaders will head to Capitol Hill to speak to their elected officials. Wednesday’s speakers include a number of elected officials, including chair of the House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and others.
Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will give the keynote speech Wednesday. A journalist with nearly 6 decades of experience, Schieffer will talk about the inner workings of Washington, D.C., during his address.
Once the general session is adjourned, credit union leaders will spend the rest of the day meeting with legislators, telling them how consumers will benefit from granting regulatory relief to credit unions.
CUNA has prepared briefing materials for congressional visits, including a list of top issues, 90-second talking points and state-by-state information.
CUNA’s bipartisan, pro-consumer Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation will be the theme of most visits. Advocates will share stories about how regulatory burden is preventing members from accessing consumer-friendly products and services, and will discuss potential legislative solutions that will ease the burden and free up credit unions to operate in a more favorable environment.