Senate Passes NFIP Extension to September 30

The U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus federal government spending package Thursday night to fund the federal government to September 30, 2022. An extension of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was included in this bill, also to September 30. The House passed the bill on March 9. The bill now goes to the White …

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PIA of Louisiana Meets with Congress on Risk Rating 2.0, NFIP Reauthorization

Members of the PIA of Louisiana met with members of their congressional delegation earlier this week to discuss the risk rating methodology, known as Risk Rating (RR) 2.0, now being used by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and its effect on communities around Louisiana. PIA of Louisiana also highlighted the need for a long-term …

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PIA of Florida Urges NFIP Reauthorization & Updates Hill on Risk Rating 2.0

Members of the PIA of Florida spent this week urging members of their Congressional delegation to pass a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as part of PIA’s 2022 Advocacy Day. Their efforts this week were part of PIA’s 2022 series of year-round, state-specific advocacy events that offer agents the chance to …

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PIA of Arkansas Urges FIO Repeal During Advocacy Day Meetings

This week, members of the PIA of Arkansas met with the offices of their congressional delegation as part of PIA’s 2022 Advocacy Day. In their meetings, PIA of Arkansas drew lawmakers’ attention to PIA’s 2022 Issues of Focus, focusing on the dangers of federal regulatory overreach into the insurance industry and emphasized the need to …

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Senate Passes NFIP Extension to March 11, 2022

The U.S. Senate on the evening of February 17 passed H.R.6617, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through March 11 by a vote of 65-27. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire Friday, Feb 18 at midnight, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill …

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House Extends NFIP to March 11 as Part of Federal Funding Bill

The U.S. House passed a continuing resolution (CR) on the evening of February 8 by a vote of 272-162 to fund the federal government through March 11, 2022. A short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is included in the CR. Funding for the federal government and authority for the NFIP are both …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Passes House as Part of America COMPETES Act

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, one of PIA’s top legislative priorities, was passed in the House of Representatives on February 4 by a vote of 222-210 after being incorporated into the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022, a bill that aims to improve American competitiveness …

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PIA Urges Admin, Congress to Reject Cuts to Crop Insurance

PIA, along with a coalition of our allies, sent Congress and the Biden administration letters on January 27 urging them to protect crop insurance from funding cuts in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget and appropriations process. The letters were addressed to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and the leaders of the House and Senate Budget …

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