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PIA to Hold 25th Annual Federal Legislative Summit

Members of PIA from around the country will converge on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 28 and 29, 2007 for their 25th annual...
February 27, 2007

Members of PIA from around the country will converge on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 28 and 29, 2007 for their 25th annual Federal Legislative Summit.

"The makeup of Congress has changed but PIA's positions on key insurance issues remain the same," said PIA National President Donna L. Pile. "PIA is adamantly opposed to all proposals for optional federal charters for insurance. PIA strongly supports a permanent solution to insuring for terrorism risks that extends and builds upon the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). And PIA remains dedicated to identifying positive solutions to insuring for natural catastrophes and flooding disasters."

The summit begins March 28 with an orientation session followed by an in-depth legislative briefing and Q&A session conducted by PIA government affairs and congressional staffers, held at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, PIA's headquarters hotel. The following morning, March 29, participants will gather at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill for a breakfast program featuring remarks by PIA leaders and briefings by Members of Congress. Veteran journalist Morton M. Kondracke will deliver the keynote address during the PIA Federal Legislative Summit's kickoff breakfast. Kondracke is a regular commentator for the Fox News Channel.

As with last year's PIA Federal Legislative Summit, much of the focus in this year's legislative visits is expected to be on PIA's opposition to proposals for a federal takeover of insurance regulation. Already, bills have been introduced calling for optional federal charters for insurers and significant alteration of the insurance industry's limited antitrust exemption under the McCarran-Ferguson Act - proposals PIA opposes.

Complete information regarding the 2007 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

If you have any questions regarding the FLS, please contact Kellie Bray kelliebr@pianet.org at 703-518-1364. Teresa Goddard teresago@pianet.org will be handling registrations this year, so if you have a question related to registration, please contact Teresa at 703-518-1381.