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Welcome to the PIA Advocacy blog!

On behalf of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National), welcome to the PIA Advocacy blog! PIA Advocacy is your one-stop shop for independent insurance agents to learn the latest on what’s happening on Capitol Hill and on state and federal regulatory issues.  Follow PIA Advocacy to get regular updates on issues important …

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2019 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS)

FLS Registration Now Open! Each year, PIA agents from around the country come to Washington, D.C. to attend PIA National’s annual congressional fly-in known as the Federal Legislative Summit, or FLS. The FLS is your opportunity to represent the independent agent profession on issues that impact your business.  While the government relations staff at PIA …

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Member Spotlight: Representative Collin Peterson of Minnesota

Collin Peterson (D) represents the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district is the largest in the state and is largely rural. First elected in 1990, Rep. Peterson has been a consistent voice on agriculture issues in Congress. He served on the House Agriculture Committee as Chairman from 2007-2011 …

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116th Congress Begins Today

The 116th Congress was sworn into office today, January 3rd, 2019. This new Congress brings a divided Congress to Washington, D.C. for the first-time during President Trump’s administration.  The Democratic party is now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives with a makeup of 235-199 (with one seat remaining unoccupied because its result remains …

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Despite Christmastime Confusion, the NFIP is Up and Running

Here at PIA National, we work with Congress and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) up and running, particularly at times when the program undergoes its periodic reauthorizations by Congress. The last couple of weeks were particularly busy on that front, as the NFIP was scheduled …

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Member Spotlight: Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana

John Neely Kennedy (R) represents the state of Louisiana in the U.S. Senate and sits on the committee of jurisdiction over most insurance issues, which is the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Senator Kennedy was elected to the Senate in 2016 and, given his short time there, has had a major impact on …

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