WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Real Estate Roundtable President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. DeBoer commented on today's 22-0 vote by the Senate Banking Committee to approve the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (S. 2244):
"Today the Senate Banking Committee took a key step to address a growing headwind to economic growth. The scheduled year-end expiration of the terrorism insurance program is now starting to slow business transactions all over the country.
"Allowing this law to expire would be very bad for long-term job growth and would leave our economy vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
"The Senate Banking Committee took the right action today in voting to extend TRIA in a fiscally-responsible way. We look forward to working with the House as they consider this important issue."
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