Member Spotlight: Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)

Sean Duffy was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Duffy’s district spans Northwestern and much of central Wisconsin and covers 20 counties. Rep. Duffy obtained his BA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and his JD from the William Mitchell College of Law. Prior …

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Member Spotlight: Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA)

Cindy Axne represents the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. Her district is comprised of the southwest corner of Iowa, including Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Axne worked for the Tribune Company in Chicago and for the state government of Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the …

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Process Begun in Senate Banking

Yesterday, Tuesday, June 18th, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing, for which PIA National submitted testimony, on the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP). This hearing kicked off the reauthorization discussion for the TRIP, which is currently set to expire on December 31, 2020. PIA National has supported …

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PIA National Signs Joint Industry Letter Wary of Disclosure Provisions In Senate Health Care Bill

In early June, PIA National was joined by other industry trade associations in expressing concerns with a disclosure provision in the discussion draft of the “Lower Health Care Costs Act” that was released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. This draft legislation contains multiple provisions aimed at targeting the rising cost …

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PIA Opposes Proposed Budget Cuts to Crop Insurance

Today, President Trump released his FY 2020 budget proposal. In it, he proposes a 15% cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within that decrease in funding are steep cuts to the federal crop insurance program. The budget proposes to cut crop insurance by nearly $26 billion over the next 10 years. There are three …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Patrick McHenry, Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

Patrick McHenry was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. He represents all or parts of eight counties in western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to Asheville. Rep. McHenry received a B.A. in history from Belmont Abbey College and served in …

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PIA National Advocates Against Cuts to Crop Insurance

This week, PIA National signed onto letters sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the House and Senate Budget Committees, urging them to protect crop insurance during budget negotiations. The letter, which has over 50 signatories representing insurance and agriculture organizations, discusses how the 2018 Farm Bill emphasizes the importance of crop insurance as a …

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