On January 20, in a historic inauguration ceremony surrounded by U.S. soldiers guarding against domestic terrorism — before a field of 200,000 illuminated flags representing Americans who could not attend the ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office.Legislation & Regulation
Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), today released the following statement:
‘Every four years—for more than two centuries—the United States has celebrated its Constitution, and that historic document’s invocation of ‘We, the People,’ through the orderly and peaceful transfer of power atop the government’s executive branch. With today’s inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, that solemn tradition continues in our nation’s capital only two weeks after unprecedented lawlessness descended upon Washington, D.C.
The U.S. economy is facing extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the U.S.’s insurance industry will continue to provide essential financial protections to individuals and businesses while at the same time employing millions of Americans and paying billions of dollars in taxes to support crucial government services. The industry-supported Insurance Information Institute congratulates the Biden-Harris administration as it takes office. We also stand ready to provide its policymakers with the Triple-I’s unique, data-driven insights on insurance to inform public policy.’
The Biden administration has listed COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change among its top priorities.
In coming months, the property/casualty insurance industry is likely to encounter a frenetic pace of legislative activity on many issues affecting its operations.