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Congress Back in Session, But Not for Long
When most Americans come back to work after Labor Day, they know that they have four more months of work before the end of the...
Electing Pro-business, Pro-insurance Candidates
Get Out The Vote! Courtesy of PIAPAC, every PIA member recently received a Get Out The Vote poster in preparation for the November elections....
Advocacy Around the Country
For the past several months we've been telling you about our first ever Political Involvement and Advocacy Month and District Lobbying Day that would...
PIAPAC Hosts Event at Restaurant of Food Network's Paula Deen
During the PIA fall 2006 board of directors meeting in Savannah, GA, PIAPAC hosted an event at Lady & Sons, the culinary home of Food...
First PIA Political Involvement and Advocacy Month a Success
PIA's groundbreaking first in-district nationwide lobbying campaign during August was a success. PIA members in 29 different states took time to communicate ...
PIAPAC: Setting Goals and Meeting Objectives
PIAPAC is governed by its own set of bylaws and a board of directors made up of 16-19 national directors, past national directors, and...
Things That Go "Quack" on Capitol Hill
No matter the outcome of the November elections, one thing is certain. A lame duck session will begin on November 13 in the House...
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Preemption Case
On October 2, the U.S. Supreme Court 2 turned away an appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that said an officer of a national...
Warren Buffett Warns His Managers Against "Everybody is Doing It"
One of the most successful business people in the world is Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of the insurance and investment giant ...
PIA Says New Congress Alters Insurance Agenda
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2006 - The new Congress will alter the insurance agenda on Capitol Hill, but losses for the industry are not...
Hank Greenberg as Publisher of the Wall Street Journal?
On November 12 sources close to Maurice Greenberg, the former chairman of American International Group Inc., said that he is talking with investment bankers ...
Democrats Make Gains in State Legislatures
The two major parties are no longer locked in parity in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Wresting control ...
Democratic Victory in Elections Assessed, New Congress to Alter Insurance Agenda
The fact that the Democrats captured control of the U.S. House and Senate has led to a week's worth of analysis on what it might...
Trent Lott Shall Rise Again - A Problem for Insurers?
On November 15, Lott was elected to the post of minority whip, the Republican Party's second-highest Senate post, in a 25-24 vote over Sen....
Group Urging That Investigations Be Curtailed Is Funded by Former AIG CEO
A committee that has recommended an easing of corporate regulation and accounting standards and curtailing the activities of state attorneys general received ...
Washington State Could Ban Independently-Funded Campaign Ads
The Public Disclosure Commission in Washington State unanimously voted November 30 to ask the governor and state legislature to prohibit corporations, unions ...
Rep. Bachus Defeats Rep. Baker for Ranking Slot on Financial Services
The House Republican conference December 7 selected Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) to serve as ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. Bachus' ...
U.S. Justice Dept. to Ease Legal Tactics Against Corporations
The Justice Department has agreed to ease its tough legal tactics against scandal-tainted corporations, requiring prosecutors to get approval from Washington ...
Who Are You?
Who are you? It's a question you may not have asked yourself in a while, but it's at the heart of your agency's success...
A New Year, A New Congress
It seems like it was just a short time ago that some Republicans in Congress were confidently proclaiming that their party had become a...
The New Year Brings Back Old Issues
The New Year begins in a different way in 2007. A political earthquake has changed the makeup of Congress and opened up a new...
PIA Comments on the New Shape of Congress in January Rough Notes
The January issue of Rough Notes magazine featured an article on how Democratic control of Congress may affect issues of particular interest to the ...
Are You Prepared to Be Committed?
Advertising and direct marketing are different. Although this might seem obvious, it's an important reminder to insurance agency owners who are considering ...
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...
Your Friends are Saving You a Seat!
Platinum Level The PIA PartnershipAIG Agency Auto Silver Level Central Insurance CompaniesThe Hartford A perfect example of grassroots in action occurred on ...
Countdown to the PIA Federal Legislative Summit March 28-29
Preparations are underway for the 2007 PIA Federal Legislative Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, March 28-29. If you are planning to attend but you...
Rep. Kanjorski Has Bypass Surgery
The office of Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) announced that the 12-term Congressman underwent heart bypass surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The ...
PIA Holds Federal Legislative Summit This Week
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...
PIA Members Lobby Congress at Federal Legislative Summit, Meet Senior Officials at White House
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2007 - Hundreds of members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents descended on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C....
Young Named PIAPAC Person of the Year
The Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) named Harper Young of Greenville, Mississippi PIAPAC Person of the Year for 2006. The ...