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House leader Boehner to address CUNAs GAC
WASHINGTON (2/1/11)--Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will address the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington on March 2. “Given his very busy schedule and many responsibilities, we are truly honored to have the Speaker join us at our industry’s premier governmental event,” said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. “We view his acceptance of our invitation as recognition of the work credit unions do to provide affordable financial services to millions of American consumers, and we look forward to hearing Mr. Boehner’s comments on the House priorities in the year ahead,” Cheney added.
Click to view larger image CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney, right, meets with Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is now the new Speaker of the House, in August. Boehner was one of many members of the House that met with Cheney during his first weeks as CUNA leader.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), fellow committee member Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will join Boehner on the lineup of GAC speakers. Congressional colleagues Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) are also set to speak. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect Elizabeth Warren and co-authors of The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "Game Change" Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are also scheduled to address GAC attendees. The GAC will also feature keynote speeches from actor and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals co-founder John Schneider and "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III. The 2011 GAC will begin on Feb. 27 and end on March 3. To register for the GAC, use the resource link.


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