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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House Committee Passes PIA-Supported Flood Reauthorization

On June 12th, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed PIA-supported bipartisan legislation to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and reauthorize it for five years. The compromise bill was released June 6 by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC). The NFIP is currently slated to …

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PIA-Backed NFIP Legislation to Be Marked Up This Week

The House Financial Services Committee is set to consider, or “mark up,” legislation that would reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) this week. PIA National is pleased to support legislation that would provide a five-year reauthorization of the NFIP, which is currently on its 12th short term extension since 2017. Two relevant …

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PIA Reiterates Flood Priorities Ahead of Expected Committee Action

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) now extended until September 30th, 2019, the House Financial Services Committee is turning its attention to reauthorizing the program long-term. The Committee is likely to hold a markup, or committee consideration of legislation, soon. PIA National has been advocating for a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that includes …

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PIA Defends Auto Insurance Industry in Letter to House

PIA National was joined by other insurance trades in a letter to the House Financial Services subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in advance of its hearing this week on “Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and Insurance Industries.” This hearing follows legislation (H.R. 1756) introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) that would prohibit auto insurance …

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PIA National Succeeds in Keeping Agent Commission Cut Out of Draft NFIP Legislation

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) is optimistic about four draft bills that were recently released by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). Each of the released bills pertains to one of four categories: mitigation, mapping, administrative reform, and a foundational bill that reauthorizes the program for five years, forgives …

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