With Joe Biden being declared President-elect by various news outlets earlier this week, PIA National issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to a pro-insurance agenda in both the lame-duck session of Congress and the new Congress that will begin in January.
Regardless of the outcome of the outstanding House and Senate races, and as the process continues to confirm projections that Joe Biden will be the next president, attention has shifted to the U.S. Senate, where majority control will remain in Republican hands and campaigning will resume for the two Georgia Senate seats, which will be filled by a January 5 runoff election.
PIA National’s Agenda
PIA National’s agenda has not changed and will not change. We will continue to advocate vigorously on behalf of independent insurance agents, just as we always have. In the coming months, both during and after the lame-duck session of Congress, legislators will consider vital issues like ensuring relief for small businesses struggling due to COVID-19, planning for a future pandemic through a public-private partnership, reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), protection of the state insurance regulatory system, support of the federal crop insurance program, and permanent tax relief for pass-through entities.
PIA National will remain focused on ensuring the voices of independent agents are heard during these policy debates—no matter what letter follows the name of the president or a member of Congress.