Waters Statement on Senate Failure to Renew Terrorism Insurance
Upon the news of the U.S. Senate’s failure to reauthorize the critical Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement:
"I'm saddened and disappointed that the U.S. Senate was unable to renew the critical Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. The death of TRIA is the direct result of Chairman Hensarling's 11th hour brinksmanship in the House of Representatives. Democrats repeatedly pointed out the difficulty of passing the Chairman’s legislation in the Senate, which contained provisions unrelated to the important terrorism insurance backstop.