Although the presidential election was close, political insider Rahm Emanuel is confident that, with a new makeup, Congress can find bipartisanship on more issues that can move the economy forward.
"There’s a number of areas where they can work together," says Emanuel, the former Mayor of Chicago.
Among the areas he suggests are the minimum wage, small business lending, and infrastructure.
Emanuel will share insight when he and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie join the 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) for a point/counterpoint discussion tackling some of the issues driving Washington today and how they’re likely to affect the communities and people credit unions serve. The session is sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.
During Emanuel’s tenure, Chicago achieved record education gains, led the nation in corporate relocations and foreign direct investment, and dramatically reduced its deficit. Emanuel was White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was a key member of the Clinton White House. He is also the author of "The Nation City," which provides a clear vision for progressives and centrists of how to get things done in America today.
Typically held in Washington D.C., this year’s virtual GAC, March 2-4, will retain the key elements of the in-person conference: thought-provoking speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with lawmakers, business leaders, and credit union peers from across the nation.