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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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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Rep. Mooney Accepts PIA Legislator of the Year Award

Recently PIA National's annual PIA Advocacy Day was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus-related travel and crowd-size limitations. At Advocacy Day, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) was to be awarded PIA’s 2020 Legislator of the Year Award. The congressman was chosen to receive the award due to his steadfast leadership in championing legislation to repeal the Federal …

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PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

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PIA Advocacy Day: Join us at PIA’s Congressional Fly-In

Each year, PIA agents from around the country travel to Washington, D.C. to attend PIA National’s annual congressional fly-in, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), now known as PIA Advocacy Day. The name change reflects the unique, action-oriented nature of PIA National’s member fly-in, as compared to other association conferences, which are often …

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Member Spotlight: Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)

Sean Duffy was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Duffy’s district spans Northwestern and much of central Wisconsin and covers 20 counties. Rep. Duffy obtained his BA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and his JD from the William Mitchell College of Law. Prior …

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Member Spotlight: Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA)

Cindy Axne represents the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. Her district is comprised of the southwest corner of Iowa, including Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Axne worked for the Tribune Company in Chicago and for the state government of Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the …

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PIA Top Priority FIO Repeal Introduced in Senate

PIA National is pleased that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced S. 1586, the “Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act” in the Senate. This legislation is a companion bill to H.R. 1862 by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV), which was introduced in the House earlier this year. PIA National worked closely with Senator Cruz to develop this …

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PIA National: Support for State Insurance Regulation Needs Action, Not Words

PIA National has been leading the insurance industry’s efforts to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). We helped develop FIO repeal legislation, which was introduced in this Congress by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV). PIA National has continued our advocacy by sending a letter of support, providing an action alert for PIA members to send to …

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FIO Repeal Bill, PIA Top Priority, Introduced

PIA National has led the insurance industry on the movement to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), and we’re pleased that Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) has reintroduced H.R. 1862,  legislation to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). PIA National has worked closely with Rep. Mooney on developing this legislation. Building support for it will be …

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