Cities Urge Senate to Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension

Washington, D.C. - Following today's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance program for an additional six years, National League of Cities CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"We applaud the House for passing a six-year extension to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) with broad, bipartisan support. Terrorism risk insurance enables city governments to continue to provide critical services to residents in the event of an attack by protecting against loss or liability that could affect a municipality's personnel, property and finances. TRIA's public-private risk sharing mechanism ensures that risk insurance coverage remains available and affordable to local governments. Since TRIA expired at the end of December, it is crucial that the Senate pass TRIA as soon as possible to ensure America's cities have affordable access to risk insurance."

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.