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NEW YORK - (09/03/04) -- NAFCU lobbyists spent Thursdayafternoon at a luncheon for Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus, atleast the fourth reception for the chairman of the FinancialServices Subcommittee on Financial Institutions attended by NAFCUduring the Republican National Convention. Bachus was joined againby fellow Alabaman Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate BankingCommittee, another critical credit union friend on Capital Hill."We had a good opportunity to talk with Chairman Shelby about theBanking Committee agenda for the rest of the year and talked abouthow there's not much time to get anything major done this year. Hethanked NAFCU for its presence at the Convention and the differentevents this wee," NAFCU lobbyist Brad Thaler told The Credit UnionJournal. The two lawmakers will be critical in pending credit unionlegislation, especially efforts for regulatory relief.

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