tings with lawmakers in their offices. At day's end, a reception for all summit participants will be followed by the annual fundraising and awards dinner of the PIA Political Action Committee (PIAPAC). Those attending the dinner will hear from Peter Earnest
, the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum and a 35-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Earnest will share his experiences as a spy during the Cold War, as well as his thoughts on what makes a person a good spy, why some spies go bad, how spying really works, and other interesting tricks of the trade.
During their Capitol Hill visits, PIA members will also advocate for the creation of a national natural catastrophe plan that supports the availability, affordability and stability of property insurance in catastrophe prone areas, as well as the economic viability of local communities. PIA will also remind members of Congress that failure to keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) authorized while reforms are considered risks the stability of the real estate market which, in turn, endangers the nation's economic recovery.
"Access to flood insurance is critical to our nation's economy," said PIA President-elect Brian Marino. "For the past two years, Congress has played Russian roulette with the real estate markets by granting temporary extensions to the flood insurance program that are too short to enable deliberation of comprehensive reforms. In fact, they just allowed the program to
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