Jeffrey D. DeBoer, president and CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable (http://www.rer.org), issued the following statement regarding today's unanimous vote in the Senate to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Jeffrey D. DeBoer, president and CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable:
"Today's unanimous vote in the Senate to pass an extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is a solid assurance to American citizens and businesses that our economy will continue to be protected from the potentially severe economic repercussions of another terrorist attack. It is a victory for economic security, job preservation and the future health of our financial markets."
"The Senate's 7-year TRIA extension is also a victory for congressional bipartisanship, as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL) worked diligently to craft a solution before the current TRIA program expires on December 31 . We now look forward to working with policymakers in both the Senate and House to develop a final bill by year-end, including provisions which will ensure all parts of our nation have access to adequate terrorism insurance -- before and after any terrorist attack."
The Real Estate Roundtable (http://www.rer.org) brings together chief executives from top U.S. real estate entities and leaders of real estate industry trade associations to develop broad-based positions on big-picture policy issues relating to real estate and the national economy. Collectively, its members' portfolios contain over 5 billion square feet of office, retail and industrial properties valued at more than
SOURCE Real Estate Roundtable