PIA Proposes COVID-19 Business Recovery Fund

PIA National has been working with our industry colleagues on a proactive solution for the many businesses struggling due to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. To that end, PIA National, along with other groups like the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), have issued a letter to Congress and the administration, along with a proposal to provide …

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Rep. Mooney Accepts PIA Legislator of the Year Award

Recently PIA National's annual PIA Advocacy Day was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus-related travel and crowd-size limitations. At Advocacy Day, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) was to be awarded PIA’s 2020 Legislator of the Year Award. The congressman was chosen to receive the award due to his steadfast leadership in championing legislation to repeal the Federal …

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House Passes COVID-19 Relief Package

On March 27th, the U.S. House passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, by voice vote. The Senate passed it earlier in the week on March 25. The president signed the bill into law the evening of March 27. PIA National has begun putting together resources to help agents understand …

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package Passes Senate

Late on March 25, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, by a vote of 96-0. This bill is the third COVID-19-related bill that Congress has passed, and others are likely to follow. The Senate unanimously approved the $2 trillion emergency package, which is intended to provide urgently …

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Senate Passes COVID-19 Response Bill

On March 18, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by a vote of 90-8. The U.S. House passed it on March 16. The president signed it into law the evening of March 18. The legislation would provide for free COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus) testing, food assistance, and …

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Congress Begins to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

With the country collectively bracing for the increasing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, Congress has begun to respond to the crisis. On Tuesday, March 16, the U.S. House passed by unanimous consent a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) that includes provisions meant to ensure people, including those …

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PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

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