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Legislative Summit 2016

2016 RIMS Legislative Summit a Success

A successful Legislative Summit was held in Washington D.C. June 6-7. More than 35 RIMS members attended from 14 states to lobby their members of Congress on RIMS legislative priorities. Attendees met with more than 60 House and Senate offices during their Congressional visits. Issues discussed were cybersecurity, captive insurers, the National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization, and a bill to curb frivolous ADA lawsuits. The keynote lunch speaker was Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

As a result of summit visits, some of the Congressional offices visited have signed on to legislation RIMS members lobbied for, and other offices have indicated their intent to sign on as well. Many attendees are also in the process of scheduling meetings with their congressional representative in their home districts.

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"The RIMS Legislative Conference was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had in my professional career.  The ability to speak to the offices of our member representatives on issues that affect our day-to-day business operations and discuss how current legislation could impact us was incredible.  The staff at RIMS prepared us for the meetings in advance so that our time was meaningful and impactful to each of the members of the House and the Senate.  Being a part of the process is an experience I would recommend to all members of RIMS and I will hope to participate for many years to come!"

Kristen Peed
Director, Corporate Risk Management
CBIZ, Inc. ​

“The Legislative Summit it is a great way for YRPs to be actively involved in the political process as it affects the risk management and insurance industry. The summit addressed key topics and the impact of current legislation. Going to Capitol Hill to meet members of the House and the Senate and discuss our concerns was an invaluable experience.  I will be attending again this year and highly recommend other YRPs to join.”

LJ Pilar 
Vice President   
Morgan Stanley | Investment Management  



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