WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) praised action by Congress to adopt a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) averting a government shutdown. The government will be funded through Jan. 19 at current levels under the measure, which passed the House by a vote of 231-188 and the Senate by a 66-32 margin.
"We are pleased that the National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] was extended as part of the continuing resolution," said Jon Gentile, PIA vice president of government relations. "This will keep the flood insurance program fully operational through January 19, guarding against interruptions for policyholders and protecting the progress of real estate transactions that require evidence of flood coverage."
"While it is positive that the program will not lapse, it's vital that in 2018, Congress move away from short-term measures and provide a long-term reauthorization of this program," Gentile said. "We will continue our advocacy in pursuit of that goal."
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.
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SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents