PIA Asks Congress, Admin to Reject Efforts to Cut Crop Insurance

Along with a coalition of allies, PIA sent joint letters this week to Congress and the administration urging them to protect crop insurance from funding cuts in the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget and appropriations process. The letters were addressed to recently-confirmed  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and the leaders of the House and Senate Budget …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. David Scott (D-GA)

David Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2002 to represent Georgia's Thirteenth Congressional District, which includes 6 counties around metro Atlanta: Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton and Henry. Prior to joining the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Scott served in the Georgia state legislature beginning in 1974 and ran an …

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2021 PIA Virtual Advocacy Day

Each year, PIA agents from around the country travel to Washington, D.C. to attend PIA’s annual congressional fly-in, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), now known as PIA Advocacy Day. Due to the ongoing pandemic, PIA’s 2021 Advocacy Day will be held virtually, with your Congressional meetings occurring via telephone or videoconference on May …

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PIA’s 2021 Legislative Priorities

In 2021, the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) will build upon our 2020 legislative victories and continue to advocate for professional independent insurance agents.  With a new administration in office and Democrats holding a slight majority in both chambers of Congress, PIA will continue its nonstop advocacy efforts on behalf of professional insurance …

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Democrats Obtain Narrow Majority in Senate

On January 5, Georgia voters participated in two runoff elections to choose their Senators for the 117th Congress. Each state’s Senate seats are classed so that voters typically only elect one of their two Senators in a single election cycle. However, in November 2020, both of Georgia’s Senators, Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler were …

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President Signs Coronavirus Relief Package into Law

On Sunday evening December 27, President Trump signed the legislation providing for $900 billion in coronavirus relief, including a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. The measure injects emergency relief funds into the economy and averts a federal government shutdown. The fate of the relief package and omnibus was uncertain since it passed Congress on December …

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Senate Passes COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate voted 92-7 to pass the coronavirus relief package and merged it with the $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus to fund the federal government until September 30, 2021. The House passed the omnibus and COVID relief packages earlier in the evening. PIA has actively advocated for several of the provisions contained in the COVID …

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House Passes COVID Relief With PIA-Backed Provisions

On Sunday, December 20, Congress passed a one-day continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government running until midnight tonight and unveiled a deal to finalize a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, as well as a federal appropriations omnibus bill that would fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, …

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Senate Passes One-Day CR

The U.S. Senate has passed a one-day continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until midnight, Monday, December 21 by voice vote. The U.S. House passed the CR earlier in the evening. Congressional leaders tonight announced a deal to combine a $900 billion COVID relief package with a $1.4 trillion federal government appropriations omnibus …

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