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Rep. Rick Renzi, Former PIA Member, Says He Wouldn't Be in Congress Without PIA

One Member of Congress says he would not be in Congress were it not for PIA. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) told attendees at the PIA...
April 11, 2006

One Member of Congress says he would not be in Congress were it not for PIA. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) told attendees at the PIA Federal Legislative Summit that he decided to enter politics because of his experiences as a member of PIA. Renzi was a property/casualty agent and a member of PIA of Virginia & D.C. He said his first taste of the political process was attending a PIA Federal Legislative Summit. 

"I was very fortunate. I wouldn't be a Congressman if it wasn't for PIA," said Rep. Renzi. "My first experience in reaching out to Washington, to the policymakers, to the lawmakers, was through the PIA. I came up here on a Federal Legislative Summit and I had a chance to interact with a lot of the congressmen and Senators, and I fell in love with it. So my first initial blush was through PIA - I got the bug."

Renzi said PIA members make an important investment in the success of their agencies when they pay their dues to PIA.

"The dues that you pay that go in particular to help PIA provide a legislative front, that legislative attack that PIA is able to bring to Congress, cuts through the bureaucracy - its money well spent," Rep. Renzi said.