New Idaho Business Coalition for TRIA Reauthorization Launches

November 20, 2019
by Newswire
Commends Chairman Crapo for Leadership on TRIA BOISE, Idaho - November 20, 2019 - (Newswire.com)

​The Idaho Coalition for Action on TRIA, a new coalition of statewide Idaho business leaders, are thanking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) for his leadership and making the reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) a priority. Chairman Crapo, along with other members of the Senate Banking Committee last week introduced S. 2877, legislation that would reauthorize TRIA for seven years. TRIA is set to expire on December 31, 2020. Coalition Executive Director, Emily Baker, issued the following statement on behalf of the Coalition:

“We applaud Chairman Crapo and members of the Senate Banking Committee for introducing S. 2877.  We urge Chairman Crapo and the members of the Committee to pass the bill, as introduced, and then for the full Senate to take up and pass the bill as quickly as possible.”

“TRIA is essential to Idaho businesses of all sizes. This is commonsense legislation – TRIA is a fiscally responsible program that enables businesses to purchase necessary terrorism insurance coverage.  TRIA is essential to Idaho businesses of all sizes. Without terrorism insurance many Idaho businesses would not be able to continue to operate or construct large projects that contribute to Idaho’s economy and provide local jobs. In the event of a large terrorist attack, TRIA would provide critical economic protection for Idaho and the country at virtually no cost to taxpayers. We encourage Chairman Crapo and the Senate to make TRIA reauthorization a top priority. Reauthorizing TRIA before it expires will provide security and certainty to Idaho’s and our nation’s economy.”

Idaho Coalition for Action on TRIA members include: 

Jeff Cilek, Vice President, External Relations, St. Luke’s Health System

Jeff Malmen, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Idaho Power

Roger Brown, Director of Government and Community Relations, Boise State University

Brad Wiskirchen, CEO, Kount, Inc.

John Cunningham, CEO & President, Block 22, LLC

Tommy Ahlquist, CEO, Ball Ventures Ahlquist

Sean Robbins, President, Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Neil Nelson, CEO, ESI Engineered Structures, Inc.

Jeremy Malone, Vice President, Oppenheimer Development

Martin Hahle, President, CSHQA

Dave Wali, Executive Vice President, Gardner Development

Bill Connors, President & CEO, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Tom Murphy, CEO, Minidoka Memorial Hospital

Wayne Hammon, Executive Director, Idaho Association of General Contractors

Chip Schwarze, Executive Director, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mike Atwood, CEO, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc.

Jim Shipman, Managing Partner, Colliers International Idaho

Joseph Forney, CEO, Cold Chain LLC

Michael Ballantyne, Managing Partner, Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate

Jim Mosher, President, Westcoast Tree Care

Faisal Shah, CEO & Founder, AppDetex

Jason Crawforth, Founder & CEO, Deep Truth

Sylvia Hampel, CEO & Founder, Clearview Cleaning

Bob Dean, CEO, Gemstone Capital LLC

Eli Schmoeger, President, American Cleaning Service

Elizabeth Criner, Managing Partner, Veritas Advisors

Randy Bauscher, Owner, B & H Farms

Tim Fitzpatrick, President, Asante Alliance

Scott Graves, Owner, 13th Street Grill and Parilla

Joe Anderson, Vice President, Alliance Insurance Group

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The Idaho Coalition for Action on TRIA, a coalition of statewide business leaders, actively supports the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) before it expires at the end of 2020 to help protect Idaho’s businesses and economy. Please visit TRIAforIdaho.org for more information. 

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