PIA, Business Groups, Oppose Proposed Small Business Tax Hikes

PIA, along with over 190 business groups, wrote to congressional leadership this week to oppose proposed tax hikes on small business owners as part of the newest effort to pass a reconciliation bill this Congress. This renewed effort follows a failed effort in 2021 to pass a more sweeping reconciliation measure. To pay for the …

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FIO Intensifies Inquiry into Climate-Related Insurance Risk

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) recently sent a preliminary email to insurance regulators in all 50 states, asking what data they have that would show insurance coverage, liabilities, and losses for each ZIP code in their states over the past five years. The data FIO seeks will help the office assess whether insurers are refusing …

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PIA Wisconsin Advocates for 2022 Priorities

Members of the PIA of Wisconsin met this week with members of their Congressional delegation on a number of PIA’s 2022 Issues of Focus: the dangers of federal regulatory overreach into the insurance industry and the need to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the importance of making the 20 percent tax deduction for passthrough …

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Wyoming PIA members Advocate on Tax, Flood, and FIO Repeal

PIA members from Wyoming met with the offices of their congressional delegation this week as part of PIA’s 2022 series of year-round, state-specific advocacy events. In their meetings, agents drew lawmakers’ attention to several of PIA’s 2022 Issues of Focus: the dangers of federal regulatory overreach into the insurance industry and the need to repeal the Federal Insurance …

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PIA Michigan Advocates for 2022 Priorities

This week, members of the PIA of Michigan met with the offices of their congressional delegation as part of PIA’s 2022 series of year-round, state-specific advocacy events. In their meetings, the PIA of Michigan members drew lawmakers’ attention to several of PIA’s 2022 Issues of Focus: the dangers of federal regulatory overreach into the insurance industry …

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PIA Testifies at House NFIP Hearing

PIA National Secretary Ariel Rivera testifying before the House Financial Services Committee The House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance held a hearing earlier today entitled, “Reauthorization and Reform of the National Flood Insurance Program.” Testifying on behalf of PIA was Ariel Rivera, Secretary of PIA and founder and agency principal …

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Members of PIA Northeast Advocate for NFIP Reforms

This week, the PIA of New Jersey, PIA of New Hampshire and PIA of Connecticut met with their respective congressional offices as part of PIA’s 2022 series of year-round, state-specific advocacy events that offer agents the chance to meet with federal policymakers on the issues that matter most to them. Throughout the year, PIA members from across …

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Rep. Ben Cline Presented with PIA Legislator of the Year Award

This week, the leadership of PIA, led by National President Tony Curti (Michigan), presented Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) with the 2022 PIA Legislator of the Year Award. The Award honors Rep. Cline for his steadfast leadership in championing legislation to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). FIO repeal is a PIA top priority. For PIA, …

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Conference Committee Next Step for Cannabis Safe Harbor

In February, the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, the passage of which is one of PIA’s top legislative priorities, passed the House of Representatives after being included in 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 by increasing domestic …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. French Hill (R-AR)

French Hill was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2014 to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas. Before he was elected to Congress, Rep. Hill worked as a commercial banker and investment manager for two decades. He also served during the administration of President George H.W. Bush in positions including Deputy Assistant …

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