Category Archives: Governmental Affairs

The Hill Newspaper Names Big ‘I’ Leaders Among Top D.C. Lobbyists

The Hill, a leading political newspaper, has named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The Hill … Continue reading

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Texas House Speaker Straus Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Earlier today, Speaker Joe Straus announced that he will not be running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives at the end of his term, and therefore, will not return as Speaker of the House. In a statement announcing his decision, … Continue reading

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House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the full list of House interim charges Monday, assigning almost every committee at least one charge related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. By issuing interim charges, Speaker Straus highlighted issues that should … Continue reading

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Texans for Lawsuit Reform Issue Statement on Final Senate Passage of HB 1774

Texans for Lawsuit Reform issued the following statement regarding the final Senate passage of House Bill 1774, the consumer protection bill to stop rampant weather-related lawsuit abuse: “The Texas Senate has sent a strong message to storm-chasing lawyers who exploit … Continue reading

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IIABA’s Big “I” Legislative Conference Coming in May

After you attend IIAT’s Big “I Legislative Day, Jan. 31 at the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, you’ll want to make plans to attend the national Big “I” Legislative Conference, May 3-5 in Washington, D.C. No doubt, there is a sea … Continue reading

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Come for the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, Stay for Big “I” Legislative Day

On Tuesday, January 31st, the final day of the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, IIAT members are invited to join IIAT’s Governmental Affairs Team for Big “I” Legislative Day. Please plan to attend for a welcome and briefing session at The … Continue reading

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Texas Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule

As we noted back in May, sweeping new regulations regarding overtime pay were to take effect on December 1, 2016. A federal judge has temporarily blocked the new rule which would have doubled overtime salary thresholds. Texas and 20 other … Continue reading

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How Will the Election Results Impact Agent Issues?

By the Big “I Governmental Affairs Staff The outcome of the 2016 election has created a significant shift in power in Washington, D.C., with the prospect of major legislation impacting independent insurance agents in the years to come. For the … Continue reading

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The Hill Newspaper Names Big ‘I’ Leaders Among Top D.C. Lobbyists

The Hill, a prominent political newspaper, has once again named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Like … Continue reading

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2017 Key IIAT Legislative Issues – 85th on the Horizon

With less than three months remaining until the start of session, IIAT has been meeting with key legislators and staff to discuss the independent insurance industry’s legislative agenda.  Key legislative issues for next session include: Hail Litigation Reform IIAT supports … Continue reading

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