Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill Passes House Committee

PIA National supports H.R. 4634, which passed the House Financial Services Committee today in a bipartisan vote of 57-0. The bill would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP) for seven years with minimal changes to the program. TRIP expires at the end of next year on December 31, 2020. PIA National has been advocating …

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PIA Supports Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Renewal

This week, PIA National submitted testimony for a joint hearing in the House Financial Services Committee subcommittees on Housing, Community Development and Insurance and National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy on the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP). This hearing on the reauthorization of TRIP follows one held in the Senate Banking, Housing …

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Senate Passes Flood Insurance Program Extension to November

Today the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4378, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until November 21 by a vote of 82-15. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire September 30, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill earlier in September. The new expiration date …

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Cannabis Bill Supported by PIA Passes House

PIA National is pleased that the House tonight passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 in a bipartisan vote of 321 - 103. Please see our press release here.  As reported earlier this week, PIA National has been working to advance legislation that would provide a legal safe harbor for independent agents who engage in …

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Cannabis Bill Backed by PIA Set for House Vote

Throughout the summer, PIA National has been working to advance legislation to protect insurance agents from prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. In July, the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act was introduced with PIA’s full support. The bill would provide a legal safe harbor for independent …

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House Passes Flood Insurance Extension as Expiration Deadline Looms

On Thursday, September 19th, by a vote of 301-123, the U.S. House passed H.R. 4378, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until November 21. An extension of the National  Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire September 30, was included in the bill. The Senate is expected to consider the legislation soon, and, if the …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

Jason Smith was first elected to represent Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives during a special election in June 2013. He was reelected in November 2014. He is dedicated to protecting rural America against intrusive government regulations, expanding markets for farmers, and protecting his constituents’ rustic ways of life. Hailing originally …

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