Scenes from CUNA's GAC

The 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference attracted 4,000 attendees.

March 8, 2011

GAC Daily News




The second-floor "Bridge" greets attendees as they enter the Exhibit Hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Read CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney's welcome to attendees.









 Packed house

There was standing room only as CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney addressed the Opening General Session. More than 4,000 people attended CUNA's 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference. Read more (Photo by Robert Hill).









  Kanjorski award


Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) may not be in the House anymore but he still “wants to help credit unions reach 100 million members.”

Pennsylvania CU Association CEO Jim McCormack (far left) and CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney honored Kanjorski as a “true CU champion,” during the GAC's Opening General Session.









 Let's agree to agree







Progressive Arianna Huffington (right), co-founder and editor of The Huffington Post, and conservative political strategist Mary Matalin believe the media should stop framing every issue as left vs. right. Read more.








Corporate CUs




Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) says credit union voices "carry a lot of weight" in the interchange debate. Read more.






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