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Expected attendees at signing of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   May 22, 2009

Below is a list of expected attendees at today’s signing of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act:

Members of Congress on stage:
SENATE:
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV) – Senate Majority Leader
  • Senator Christopher Dodd, (D-CT) – Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senator Carl Levin, (D-MI)
  • Senator Robert Menendez, (D-NJ) – Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senator Charles Schumer, (D-NY) – Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senator Richard Shelby, (R-AL) - Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
HOUSE:
  • Representative Keith Ellison, (D-MN) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Luis Gutierrez, (D-IL) – Chair of Financial Institutions Subcommittee
  • Representative Walter Jones, (R-NC) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Dan Maffei, (D-NY) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Carolyn Maloney, (D-NY) – Sponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Gary Peters, (D-MI) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Mark Schauer, (D-MI) Cosponsor of HR 627
Audience members include:

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS:

Department of the Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner
Chair of the National Economic Council Larry Summers
Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:

SENATE:
  • Senator Daniel Akaka, (D-HI) - Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senator Bob Corker, (R-TN) - Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senator Jeff Merkley, (D-OR) - Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
HOUSE:
  • Representative Gary Ackerman, (D-NY) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Bill Foster, (D-IL) – Member of Financial Institutions Subcommittee
  • Representative Alan Grayson,  (D-FL) – Member of Financial Services Committee
  • Representative Al Green, (D-TX) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Rubén Hinojosa, (D-TX) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Paul Hodes, (D-NH) – Member, Financial Institutions Subcommittee
  • Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, (D-OH) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Brad Miller, (D-NC) – Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative David Price, (D-NC)
  • Representative Adam Schiff, (D-CA) Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Brad Sherman, (D-CA) Cosponsor of HR 627
  • Representative Peter Welch, (D-VT) Cosponsor of HR 627
CONSUMER ADVOCACY, FINANCIAL LITERACY, AND OTHER OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:
(in alphabetical order by organization name)

AARP, Addison Barry Rand, President
American Bankers Association, Ed Yingling, President & CEO
Center for American Progress  , Tim Westrich, Research Associate
Center for Responsible Lending, Susanna Montezemolo, Vice President, Federal Affairs
Consumer Action, Linda Sherry, Director, National Priorities
Consumer Action, Ruth Susswein, Deputy Director, National Priorities
Consumer Federation of America, Steven Brobeck, CEO
Consumer Federation of America, Travis Plunkett, Legislative Director
Consumers Union, Ellen Bloom, Programs Director (DC)
Consumers Union, Pamela Banks, Policy Counsel
Demos, Caleb Gibson, Advocacy and Legislative Coordinator
National Association of Consumer Advocates, Cora Ganzglass, Legislative Director
National Association of Consumer Advocates, Ira Rheingold, Executive Director
National Bankers Association  , Michael Grant, President
National Community Reinvestment Coalition, John Taylor, President & CEO
National Consumer Law Center, Lauren Saunders, Managing Attorney
National Consumers League, Sally Greenberg, Executive Director
National Small Business Association, Kyle W. Kempf, Senior Director
National Urban League, Stephanie Jones, Executive Director
Operation HOPE, Andrew Young, Director
Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant, Founder
Pew Charitable Trust, Nick Bourke, Manager, Safe Credit Cards Project
Public Citizen / Congress Watch, David Arkush, Director, Congress Watch
Public Citizen / Congress Watch, Graham Steel, Legislative Associate
Union Plus, Leslie Tolf, President
University of Maryland, Lawrence Ausubel, Economist
US Public Interest Research Group, Ed Mierzwinski, Director, Consumer Program