WASHINGTON (1/23/13)--New senator, credit union member and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is the latest legislator to join a high-powered Credit Union National Association 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) lineup.
Warren, who has been selected to serve on the Senate Banking Committee, was endorsed during her 2012 Senate campaign by the Massachusetts Credit Union League. She thanked credit unions for their support in her post-election victory speech made last month. Warren also cited credit unions as an example of giving real value to consumers and to communities in a speech at CUNA's 2011 GAC.
She will speak during the morning general session on Feb. 27.
Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), credit union champions Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) are also slated to speak at the 2013 GAC. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Financial Services Committee senior member Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) are also on the GAC speaking scheduled.
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.