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PIA National Supports Three New Disaster Bills

PIA National has announced its support for three bills introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security: H.R. 3026, the...
July 21, 2009

PIA National has announced its support for three bills introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security: H.R. 3026, the Hazard Mitigation for All Act; H.R. 3027, the Pre-disaster Hazard Mitigation Enhancement Program Act; and H.R. 3028, the First Responder Innovation and Support Act of 2009. The bills will go a long way toward making hazard mitigation a key national priority.

"Congressman Thompson's three-pronged effort to facilitate disaster mitigation is a winning strategy in the fight to protect America from natural disasters," said Brian T. Marino, co-chair of the national PIA Natural Catastrophe Working Group. The bills have been endorsed by groups including the American Insurance Association, the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Reinsurance Association of America and the National Wildlife Federation.

"These legislative initiatives will go a long way toward making America a more disaster resistant nation," said William McGraw, co-chair of the national PIA working group. "We urge Congress to support this important legislation." On the broader issue of natural catastrophe policy, PIA supports a coordinated natural disaster catastrophe program that covers commercial and residential property and does not compete with the private sector's capacity to provide insurance; we also support insurers being allowed to price policies according to risk.

PIA National Supports Mitigation Legislation (PIA 7/16/09)

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