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Iowa CUs legreg conference kicks off today
DES MOINES, Iowa (2/14/12)--The Iowa Credit Union League will hold its annual Legislative & Regulatory Issues Conference today and Wednesday in Des Moines.

More than 100 Iowa credit union representatives are expected to attend and learn more about the legislative and regulatory issues affecting the credit union industry.

Paul Begala, CNN political analyst, will be the keynote speaker today. He will dissect the Republican race for a presidential nominee, discuss Congress and the Obama administration, and examine whether a divided House and Senate will help or hinder both political parties as they look to grow their influence over the electorate ahead of the 2012 elections.

Other speakers include:

  • Bill Cheney, president/CEO of Credit Union National Association;
  • U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa);
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad; and
  • JoAnn Johnson, superintendent of the Iowa Division of Credit Unions.
Additional sessions include a state legislative panel session led by Jack Kibbie (D-4) from the Iowa Senate and Stew Iverson (R-9) from the Iowa House of Representatives, and observations from Iowa's major reporters, including political reporters.


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