Omnibus Heads to Biden’s Desk for Signature

The federal government is currently on the precipice of finalizing a sweeping, $1.7 trillion omnibus funding package, just in time to prevent a looming government shutdown, which would have begun at midnight tonight. Funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year was the final item on the 117th Congress’s agenda. The omnibus …

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Cannabis Safe Banking Passes House as Part of Defense Bill Once Again

The House of Representatives has again passed the SAFE Banking Act, a PIA top priority, for the 4th time this Congress. The SAFE Banking Act would protect insurance agents and carriers from federal prosecution doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. Nearly every state has legalized cannabis to some degree. …

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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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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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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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Member Spotlight: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)

An alumnus of University of Colorado’s law school with a special interest in business law, Representative Ed Perlmutter was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 in Colorado’s 7th District. Currently serving his seventh term, Rep. Perlmutter was previously elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1994 after working for his father’s construction …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Kept Out of Defense Bill

Despite bipartisan support from key senators, over 20 governors from both major political parties, and a broad coalition of cannabis, insurance, and business groups, the U.S. Senate prevented the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act from being included in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. The House originally passed …

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