2012 Governmental Affairs Conference

Former Nurse Now Operates Under Washington Chaos

Nation’s capitol has ‘lost its sense of order,’ Rep. Caroyln McCarthy says.

March 21, 2012

“I worked in an emergency room and an intensive care unit, so I understand life in a hectic environment,” Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said Tuesday morning in the general session.

“But that hectic environment had order and control to it. The hectic environment of Washington has clearly gotten out of control and has lost its sense of order.

“As a co-sponsor of H.R. 1418 and member of the House Financial Services Committee, I will do everything I can to get the member business lending cap lifted,” she said. “I can tell my colleagues in the House that this is a good bill and it’s not going to hurt anyone. But I can’t do it without your help.

"You need to visit with your legislators and convince them that this bill is good for the people back home. You have to be out there fighting for this bill. You can make a difference.

“When you Hike the Hill, don’t be nervous about talking to your legislators,” McCarthy said. “And don’t worry if you don’t get to meet with your legislators. Meet with our staff and they’ll meet with us. I have meetings with my staff regularly and they give me regular updates. So your voice will be heard.

“I’m sure you know you have your opponents,” she said. “The bankers are in my office, too. They’re opposed to your bill. But my message to them is that it’s time to set politics aside and to let credit unions help small businesses in their communities, and it’s time to get this country moving again.”