PIA National Signs Joint Industry Letter Wary of Disclosure Provisions In Senate Health Care Bill

In early June, PIA National was joined by other industry trade associations in expressing concerns with a disclosure provision in the discussion draft of the “Lower Health Care Costs Act” that was released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. This draft legislation contains multiple provisions aimed at targeting the rising cost …

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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 Responds to Senate Banking Request for Data Privacy Feedback

Earlier this year, Senate Banking Committee Chair Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) teamed up with Committee ranking member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to request feedback from interested parties on the privacy, protection, and collection of sensitive information by financial regulators and private companies. In the leaders' statement accompanying the solicitation, they cited the Equifax breach as an …

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Tax Bill to Make Passthrough Deduction Permanent Introduced in Senate With PIA Support

Only a week after the 2019 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), has introduced a PIA National priority, S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2019," to make permanent the 20 percent tax deduction available to passthrough entities. S.1149 is the companion bill to H.R. 216, bipartisan House legislation introduced …

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Member Spotlight: Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of Senate Banking Committee

Sherrod Brown (D) is a U.S. senator from the state of Ohio. First elected to the Senate in 2006, Sen. Brown is now the top Democrat, or Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over most insurance issues. He is continuing in that role after becoming Ranking Member …

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Member Spotlight: Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of Senate Banking Committee

Mike Crapo (R) is a senator from the state of Idaho in the United States Senate. First elected to the Senate in 1998, Sen. Crapo is the chairman of the Senate committee that has jurisdiction over most insurance issues, the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He is continuing in that role after becoming chair …

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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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