Member Spotlight: Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of House Financial Services Committee

Maxine Waters (D) represents the 43rd district of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Waters was first elected to the House in 1990. She is the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over most insurance issues. She is continuing as the leader of the Democrats on House Financial Services. …

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PIA-Supported Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced

On January 24th, Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) reintroduced the bipartisan Middle Class Health Benefits Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R. 748) in the U.S. House. This legislation would repeal the excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage known as the “Cadillac Tax.” PIA National strongly supports …

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Big Ideas and Partisan Agendas: House Financial Services Committee Changes Hands

The new Congress that began January 3rd brought with it not just a turnover in power in the U.S. House of Representatives, but also a wave of new members to the House Financial Services Committee, including a new chairwoman and top Republican. The new chairwoman of the committee is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). The shift in …

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Member Spotlight: Representative Collin Peterson of Minnesota

Collin Peterson (D) represents the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district is the largest in the state and is largely rural. First elected in 1990, Rep. Peterson has been a consistent voice on agriculture issues in Congress. He served on the House Agriculture Committee as Chairman from 2007-2011 …

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116th Congress Begins Today

The 116th Congress was sworn into office today, January 3rd, 2019. This new Congress brings a divided Congress to Washington, D.C. for the first-time during President Trump’s administration.  The Democratic party is now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives with a makeup of 235-199 (with one seat remaining unoccupied because its result remains …

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