Countdown: 2016 CUNA GAC to feature key policymakers, top keynoters

January 12, 2016


WASHINGTON (1/12/16)--Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle will be welcoming thousands of credit union advocates to the 2016 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in just six weeks, greeting them with a packed program of key policymakers and top keynote speakers.

The conference is widely considered the credit union movement’s premier event for political impact. It gathers credit union professionals, supporters and activists in the nation's capital to advance the credit union movement by discussing topics and practices that foster service excellence to credit union members.

The CUNA GAC also provides credit union participants the opportunity to network with their peers, attend hot-issue educational sessions and meet with their members of Congress and top federal regulators about the issues facing credit unions.

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This year's four-day conference kicks off Feb. 21 and concludes Feb. 25 with credit union visits to Capitol Hill.

A host of legislators already have been confirmed to speak at CUNA's GAC. From the Senate side, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will address the credit union advocates. Tester is a member of the Senate Banking Committee. Heitkamp is the ranking member of the Senate Banking subcommittee on national security, international trade and finance.

From the House, representatives confirmed for CUNA GAC include:

  • Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), a member of the House Financial Services Committee;
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), chair of the House Financial Services subcommittee on monetary policy and trade;
  • Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), chair of the House Financial Services subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit;
  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of the House Financial Services Committee; and
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

As previously announced, keynote speakers Ted Koppel and Daniel Pink have also been confirmed for the event, with Pink presenting this year’s ED (Filene) Talk.

Stay tuned to CUNA's News Now in coming weeks for more CUNA GAC announcements.