PIA Releases 2021 Issues of Focus for Advocacy Day

PIA has released its 2021 Issues of Focus in preparation for its upcoming Advocacy Day, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS). PIA members will highlight these issues during their meetings with their elected representatives on Advocacy Day. PIA deploys its grassroots advocacy resources throughout the year on countless issues of importance to independent insurance agents. …

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PPP Extension Act Passes House

On the evening of March 16, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1799, the PPP Extension Act of 2021, by a vote of 415-3. PIA supports this bipartisan legislation and has been advocating for its passage, along with a broad coalition of business groups, which would extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) beyond its current expiration …

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PIA Supports PPP Extension Bill

PIA is working with a large coalition of business groups to support legislation that would extend the timeframe in which small businesses can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and in which the Small Business Administration (SBA) may process the applications. The push to pass the PPP Extension Act of 2021 is led by …

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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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President Signs Coronavirus Relief Package into Law

On Sunday evening December 27, President Trump signed the legislation providing for $900 billion in coronavirus relief, including a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. The measure injects emergency relief funds into the economy and averts a federal government shutdown. The fate of the relief package and omnibus was uncertain since it passed Congress on December …

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Senate Passes COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate voted 92-7 to pass the coronavirus relief package and merged it with the $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus to fund the federal government until September 30, 2021. The House passed the omnibus and COVID relief packages earlier in the evening. PIA has actively advocated for several of the provisions contained in the COVID …

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House Passes COVID Relief With PIA-Backed Provisions

On Sunday, December 20, Congress passed a one-day continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government running until midnight tonight and unveiled a deal to finalize a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, as well as a federal appropriations omnibus bill that would fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, …

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