House Democrats today faced new pressure from the White House and House Republicans to accept the Senate version of a bill that would extend federal terrorism risk insurance protection.
The current terrorism risk insurance program is set to expire Dec. 31.
The House bill would amend a version of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act of 2007 that the Senate passed by a unanimous vote Nov. 16.
White House officials have indicated that President Bush would sign the Senate terrorism risk program bill, which would exclude group life insurance and protection against events involving weapons of mass destruction.
Members of the House are trying to put group life protection back in.