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for the week of Apr 12

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Biden’s Big Government Will ‘Kill Jobs,’ Warns Sen. Scott
Biden’s Big Government Will ‘Kill Jobs,’ Warns Sen. Scott
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) discussed how federal overreach by the Biden administration will negatively impact small businesses and the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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House Majority Whip Clyburn Calls for Investment in America
The cost will be steep if the nation doesn’t unite and invest resources in solving critical problems, warned House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-South Carolina).
Rep. Luetkemeyer Talks Tax Increase Dangers and State-Based Insurance Regulation
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) warned that for small businesses to continue to recover, stimulus via the federal government should be temporary.
Big ‘I’ Legislator of the Year: ‘You Have a Friend in Me’
Big ‘I’ Legislator of the Year: ‘You Have a Friend in Me’
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) led the charge on an exemption for insurance agents and brokers from new onerous federal reporting requirements and was the primary sponsor of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act.
Rep. Gottheimer Seeks ‘Common-Sense Solutions’ on Capitol Hill
Rep. Gottheimer Seeks ‘Common-Sense Solutions’ on Capitol Hill
“Despite what you may see on Twitter, TV and on cable news with all the screaming and yelling, there's still plenty of us that are focused on where we can get agreement and where we can find common-sense solutions,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) said.
House Hearing Includes NFIP Reauthorization Discussion
House Hearing Includes NFIP Reauthorization Discussion
The legislation would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and clarify that private flood insurance can satisfy the NFIP’s continuous coverage requirements, a top priority for the Big “I.”
‘We Have the Opportunity to Enter a New Era of Bipartisanship,’ Says Sen. Manchin
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) encouraged congressional leaders to reach across the aisle to support America’s economic recovery and return Capitol Hill to its founding principles.
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Big ‘I’ Presents InsurPac Awards
Today, the Big “I" presented a slew of awards at the 2021 Big “I" Virtual Legislative Conference, including the annual InsurPac National Championship and Eagle awards.
Big ‘I’ Recognizes States' Legislative Accomplishments
For many independent agents, political activism is part of daily life. The Big "I" awarded three agents for their legislative involvement in the states.
Trusted Choice® Presents Dan Fulwider Award
Trusted Choice® presented Hunter-Williams Insurance in Portsmouth, Ohio with the Dan Fulwider Award for Community Service.
InsurPac Young Agent Award Winner Announced
Hal Soden Jr., a principal at Oliver L. E. Soden Agency in New Jersey, is the recipient of the 2020 InsurPac Young Agent of the Year Award
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