While members of Congress struggle to address the current upheavals on Wall Street, NAMIC member companies are right in the middle of the action. Representatives of NAMIC member companies from three states were on Capitol Hill last week as the Congressional Contact Program continues at full throttle. It’s been a busy time for the federal lawmakers, with Hurricane Ike, AIG, debates over spending, and the energy bill underway.
NAMIC members from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida were in town. Linda Day carried the flag for both New Hampshire and Vermont. Her company, Concord Mutual Insurance, based in Concord, N.H., also writes in Vermont, and Day covered both states in less than two days.
Florida returned for "round number two" with Bill Courtney of the Florida Farm Bureau. Courtney met with 13 key Florida legislators. The timing could not have been better as the country was faced with the third largest storm in terms of claims with Hurricane Ike and Congress readied itself to tackle the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. Initially, Florida traveled to D.C. for CCP in July with Susan Mack of the Main Street America Group and Dale Hammond of HomeWise Insurance Company. This was Florida's first year in CCP, and they exceeded all expectations.
Before the season is over, we still have two more states: Montana will be in town on Oct. 3, taking advantage of their time on the East Coast after being a part of the NAMIC Convention. And North Dakota is scheduled to participate in October.
Direct questions to NAMIC's Communications Director of Federal Affairs Georgiann Howell.
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 2:03:00 PM.
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