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2015 Congressional Contact Program

The Congressional Contact Program (CCP) gives you the chance to meet with Minnesota members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate to discuss key federal issues affecting the mutual insurance industry.

This effort is coordinated with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and has proven to be an effective tool in helping members of Congress better understand who we are. This, in turn, helps prevent harmful legislation from passing.


The 2015 Congressional Contact Program (CCP) had 17 people from 11 different MAFMIC companies attend and participate in this important outreach with most members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation. Participants discussed with our representatives who our companies are and what we do. In addition to informing them about who we are, we also lobbied on issues that are of importance to our industry. The issues discussed included opposing international insurance standards and maintaining state-based regulation of insurance, passage of the small company tax provision, the PARTS ACT, and natural disaster mitigation.

It was a busy time to be in D.C., as republicans were scheduled to elect a new Speaker of the House.  Frontrunner Kevin McCarthy suddenly announced he would not be running.  This development caused congressmen’s schedules to change and prevent us with meeting with many of the Minnesota delegation.  Congressmen Paulsen and Peterson met with us personally while Senators Franken and Klobuchar as well as Congressmen Walz, Kline, McCollum, Emmer, and Nolan had us meet with staff.  Congressman Ellison didn’t provide anyone for us to meet with.

We appreciate everyone who attended from MAFMIC and we appreciate the NAMIC Washington Staff for the great job they do representing our issues. If you are interested in attending in the future, please contact the MAFMIC office.

View photos from the 2015 CCP. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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