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PIA's Federal Affairs Committee Identifies Priority Issues

The PIA National Federal Affairs Committee met on September 6, 2003 in Milwaukee and identified priority issues for PIA for the remainder of the year....
September 10, 2003

The PIA National Federal Affairs Committee met on September 6, 2003 in Milwaukee and identified priority issues for PIA for the remainder of the year.  The committee will focus its energies on the issues of reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and reauthorization of the flood insurance program. The Committee will also address issues raised by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its July 25 "no-fax" rule and its subsequent stay of that rule on August 19.

Other issues the committee plans to monitor include asbestos litigation reform (S. 1125) which is currently stalled in the Senate; natural disaster legislation; and legislation related to the formation of Association Health Plans (AHPs). Though it is not expected to see much action this year, the committee will continue to monitor and address issues related to optional federal charters.

What it Means for Agents:  All of the issues discussed by the committee have an impact on the independent agent community and it is important that PIA and its members make our positions known. We must be actively involved in order to affect the best possible outcome on these important issues. As always, PIA will monitor Congress for other important issues that may arise at the last minute.

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