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2013 PIA Federal Legislative Summit a Success

Professional Insurance Agents from around the country converged on our nation’s capital April 10-11 for the 2013 PIA Federal Legislative Summit...
April 23, 2013

Professional Insurance Agents from around the country converged on our nation’s capital April 10-11 for the 2013 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. Hundreds of PIA members visited scores of their Representatives and Senators, personally advocating a host of issues of importance to professional independent insurance agents.

The kickoff breakfast that preceded a day of congressional visits on April 11 was addressed by Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), a member of the House Financial Services Committee. The Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) held its annual fundraising dinner on the evening of April 10, during which PIA National President-elect Johnny Lee from Virginia was named PIAPAC Person of the Year.

“The enthusiasm of the PIA members who visited Capitol Hill bearing our association’s message was palpable,” said PIA National President Andrew C. Harris. “Significantly, many of our members report that the reception they received was more positive this year. That’s important, as we continue to try to mitigate the negative effects of Obamacare, flood insurance reform, pressure on crop insurance, higher taxes and the threat of federal encroachment into our industry. It is critical that we continue our campaign of advocacy on behalf of Professional Insurance Agents, our clients and the American free enterprise system.”

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