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Speaker of the House Boehner to address credit unions

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) will address the CUNA GAC in Washington on Mar. 2. Rep. Boehner becomes the highest profile lawmaker tabbed to speak to credit unions later this month.

"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.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), fellow committee member Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) will join Boehner on the lineup of GAC speakers.

Congressional colleagues Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) 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. For more information, go to the LSCU CUNA GAC Resource website.