FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate

PIA has long led the effort to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). On March 2nd, the “Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act of 2021" (S. 524) was reintroduced with our strong support. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and cosponsored by senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). …

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PIA Priority, Permanent Tax Relief for Passthrough Entities, Introduced

On February 25, Reps. Jason Smith (R-MO) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2021,”(H.R. 1381/S.480) a bill that would make the current 20 percent tax deduction available to passthrough entities permanent. PIA strongly supports this legislation and is working with a coalition of business …

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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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Resurgent Paycheck Protection Program Prompts Regulatory Action

As we mentioned earlier this month, the December 2020 COVID relief package, formally known as the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, reanimated the then-dormant Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), originally created by the CARES Act nearly a year ago. Since its inception, the program has lent over $600 billion. The Economic Aid Act extends the …

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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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