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Royce Tester added to GAC lineup
WASHINGTON (1/28/11)--House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are the latest Washington leaders set to speak at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). Royce, a credit union champion who last year co-authored member business lending (MBL) legislation in the House, is currently scheduled to speak March 2. Tester is set to speak on that day as well. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who was the top sponsor of a 2010 Senate credit union MBL bill, will also join members of Congress and leading political pundits, including Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) as a GAC speaker. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) are also currently slated to speak at the GAC. 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. 28 and end on March 3. To register for the GAC, use the resource link.


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