PIA Reiterates Opposition to Burdensome Small Business Reporting Proposal

PIA has been advocating in opposition to a proposal in the current House reconciliation package that would impose a broad new tax information reporting regime on small businesses throughout the country. The proposal would require financial institutions and other providers of financial services to track and submit to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information on …

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PIA Supports Flood Bills Encouraging Development of Private Market

On September 30, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)’s authority to operate was extended until December 3, 2021. This is the 17th short term extension of the NFIP since its last five-year reauthorization expired in 2017. PIA supports a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that recognizes the key role independent agents play in delivering the …

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House Passes NFIP Extension and Funding Bill

This afternoon, the House passed an amended version of H.R. 5305, the continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government until December 3, 2021, by a vote of 254 to 175. Importantly for PIA members, this CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until December 3. The Senate passed the …

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Senate Passes Amended Funding Bill with NFIP Extension

Today the Senate passed an amended version of H.R. 5305, the continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government until December 3, 2021, by a vote of 65 to 35. Importantly for PIA members, the CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until December 3 as well. An earlier version …

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NFIP Extension and Federal Funding Fail to Pass Senate

The U.S. Senate tonight failed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on H.R. 5305, the continuing resolution (CR) that would have funded the federal government until December 3, 2021. The bill passed the House last week by a vote of 220-211. In the Senate, however, a motion to invoke cloture, a procedure that …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Passes House as Part of Defense Bill

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a 2021 PIA top priority, passed the U.S. House 316-113 on September 23rd as an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), giving it a chance of passing in this Congress. The SAFE Banking Act would protect insurance agents and carriers from federal prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related …

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Bipartisan Calls to Delay Risk Rating 2.0 Grows With Senate Letter to FEMA

On September 15, PIA became the first national insurance association to ask Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Deanne Criswell to delay the scheduled Oct. 1 implementation of Risk Rating 2.0 (RR 2.0). While PIA supports RR 2.0, the more details FEMA released about its implementation, the more concerned we became about the planned rollout. We highlighted …

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House Passes Federal Funding Bill, NFIP Extension to December 3

Tonight, the U.S. House passed H.R. 5305, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government to December 3, 2021 by a vote of 220-211. As reported earlier this evening, the CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to that same date. Both the funding for the federal government and the …

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House Bill Would Extend NFIP and Fund Federal Government for 9 Weeks

The federal government is currently operating on a continuing resolution (CR) that expires at midnight on September 30. Unless Congress can pass another CR to fund the federal government beyond that date, the government will shut down. Notably for PIA members, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is also set to expire on September 30. …

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PIA Opposes Burdensome Tax Reporting Requirements for Small Businesses

On September 17, PIA, along with several business groups, wrote to U.S. House leadership to oppose a proposal included in the reconciliation package currently under consideration that would impose a broad new tax information reporting requirement on small businesses throughout the country. The proposal would require financial institutions and other providers of financial services to …

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