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Rep. Pickering to Address Professional Insurance Agents

WASHINGTON, February 13, 2003 - Rep. Charles "Chip" Pickering (R-Mississippi) will address members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) during the...
February 13, 2003

Mississippi Congressman a Champion of Small Business

WASHINGTON, February 13, 2003 - Rep. Charles "Chip" Pickering (R-Mississippi) will address members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) during the group's annual Federal Legislative Summit April 3, 2003 in Washington, D.C.

Pickering is currently serving his fourth term as a member of the United States Congress. He represents the Third District of Mississippi, which encompasses the east-central to the south western portion of the state. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee as well as the Agriculture Committee. Pickering will give the keynote address at the annual dinner honoring donors to PIA's political action committee, PIAPAC.

"Chip Pickering has distinguished himself as a champion of small business and an outspoken opponent of frivolous litigation," said PIAPAC Chairman W. N. "Buddy" Oliver of Jackson, Mississippi. "We are pleased he will be providing his political insights to the members of PIA's political action committee."

In 2002, Pickering defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional races. Prior to his election to Congress, Pickering worked as a staff member for U.S. Senator Trent Lott, an appointee in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and successfully pioneered the first full-time presence by a southern Baptist missionary behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest, Hungary.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses.