The Governmental Affairs Forum, a fixture at the NCCUL Annual Meeting, promises to pack a wallop this year! Featured speakers include NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney, and Skip Humphrey of the CFPB.
The Forum kicks off a full day of content at the League's flagship meeting. The event gets started Monday morning, June 10 at 8:30 am and concludes at 11:15 am.
"Each year, the League strives to bring engaging speakers and timely topics to the Governmental Affairs Forum," noted Dan Schline, SVP of Association Services. This year is no exception, as tax reform and elder financial abuse are the headline topics. "We'll get the latest on tax reform efforts in both Washington, DC and Raleigh," said Schline, "and hear how the CFPB is working to protect seniors across the country. All in all, it will be a great session."
Tillis has presided over the NC House during an eventful legislative session. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of the General Assembly and the Governor's seat, the party has passed or proposed a variety of bills as work continues on improving the NC economy.
Tax reform is also a huge topic of discussion on Jones Street. "There are quite a few proposals out on the table with regard to tax reform," noted Lauren Whaley, Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for the NCCUL. "The Governmental Affairs Forum will give credit union advocates a chance to hear what's on the Speaker Tillis' mind, and ask him questions about issues of importance."
Cheney will provide an update on the tax reform debate in Washington, DC. The CUNA president shared in May that it is "time for credit unions to go on offense" with regard to tax reform. Cheney has urged credit unions to educate their members about the taxes credit unions pay, the ones they do not pay, and why.
Cheney will also share updates on some of the other legislative priorities CUNA is focused on. He will also share more on the Unite for Good campaign launched by CUNA in February.
Humphrey, the former Minnesota Attorney General, will also headline the Governmental Affairs Forum. Humphrey focuses on elder financial abuse in his role at the CFPB. "Elder abuse continues to be a big concern for families as well as credit unions, and we look forward to getting an update on this issue" said Schline.
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