WASHINGTON — Congressman Peter King (R-NY) will be presented with the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The award will be presented March 26 during the association’s 2015 Federal Legislative Summit (FLS).
“Congressman King has long been a leader on issues of importance to the national security of the United States, including on insurance issues,” said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Mike Becker. “The congressman was one of the key drivers in the passage of the 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370) and has been a tireless advocate for flood insurance policyholders.”
“In addition, Rep. King led the way during the long process to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, a vital component of our nation’s defense against terrorism and a critical need of America’s business community,” Becker said. “Without the congressman’s steadfast leadership in negotiations, the future of this program would have been uncertain. His outstanding legislative skill led to a long-term reauthorization that ensures financial certainty.”
Rep. King is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee in addition to his leadership roles on the Homeland Security Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He represents New York’s 2nd Congressional District which covers portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties including the south shore of Long Island. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County. “PIA is thrilled to recognize the congressman for his outstanding achievements as well as his steadfast support of professional, independent insurance agents,” said PIA National Director of Federal Affairs Jon Gentile. “We look forward to working with him in the future.” The PIA Legislator of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding policymaker who stands up for the independent insurance agency system.
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.