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King, Sherman, Leutkemeyer sign on as GAC keynoters
WASHINGTON (1/22/13)--A trio of key Capitol Hill lawmakers--Reps. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)--have added their names to a growing list of political luminaries that are set to speak at the Credit Union National Association's 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

King and Sherman were chief sponsors of CUNA-backed 2012 credit union supplemental capital legislation (H.R. 3993). They are both scheduled to speak on Feb. 27. King last year noted that their bill would provide the National Credit Union Administration with "the same authority and flexibility to adjust capital requirements in response to changes in economic conditions as Congress has provided to federal banking regulators."

Sherman is a frequent GAC guest. This will be the first time that King has spoken before the GAC.

Another first-time GAC attendee, Luetkemeyer, is also scheduled to speak on Feb. 27. Luetkemeyer, along with Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.), last year introduced a bill that eliminated a duplicative provision that required a physical notice also be posted on the ATM machine. The bill, propelled by strong support from CUNA and the credit union system, was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law late last year, ending a regulatory burden that created legal and financial issues for some credit unions and other financial institutions.

Reps. King, Sherman and Luetkemeyer all serve on the House Financial Services Committee. 

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), credit union champions Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.), newly named House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Financial Services Committee senior members Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) are also scheduled to speak during the GAC.

More congressional and regulatory speakers will be added to the 2013 GAC lineup in coming weeks.

CUNA's 2013 GAC will take place Feb. 24-28 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year's GAC theme, "Powerful Cause, Positive Effect," reflects the credit union commitment to the 95 million working Americans who rely on credit unions every day.

For more information, follow the @CUNAverse twitter hashtag #CUNAGAC. Use the resource link to register for the GAC.
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