Members of the House approved an international insurance standards bill by a voice vote Tuesday, in spite of opposition to the bill from the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA).
The bill, H.R. 4537, the ”International Insurance Standards Act of 2017,” would encourage the people representing U.S. interests in talks at international insurance standards groups, such as the Insurance Association of Insurance Supervisors, to seek standards that would be consistent with the U.S. state-based insurance regulation system.
The bill would also create procedures Congress could use to review and block the adoption of international insurance standards in the United States.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash.
Members of the House Financial Services Committee voted 56-4 to approve the bill in December. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., was one of the committee members who voted against H.R. 4537 in December. He is continuing to try to rally opposition to the bill.