Crop Insurance Caucus Launched in House

On July 19th, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) announced the launch of the bipartisan Crop Insurance Caucus. The purpose of the Caucus is to educate Members of Congress and their staff on the importance of the federal crop insurance program as an integral part of our farm safety net. The …

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New NFIP Bill Poses Threat to Agent Commissions

On July 18, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019 (S. 2187), to reauthorize the NFIP for five years. The bill’s 10 cosponsors are from both chambers and both sides of the aisle. A House companion bill (H.R. 3872) was introduced …

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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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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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