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The Surety & Fidelity Association of America is active in federal and state advocacy related to our industry both in alegislative and regulatory context. More detailed information about our legislative and regulatory activities is available on our Members Only site.





Summary of State and Federal Election Results (11/8/2012)

SFAA Tells SBA of its Progress in Assisting Small Contractors With Bonding (8/2/2012)

Contracting Issues Pending in Congress to be Discussed in the Fall (7/19/2012)

H.R.3534 - Security in the Procurement Process for Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Workers on the Job and Taxpayers' Dollars (5/15/2012)

SFAA Needs You to Contact Your Representative to Vote Yes on H.R. 3534 (5/15/2012)

SFAA Submits Comments Regarding Treasury's Proposed Rule Concerning Surety Companies Doing Business in the U.S. (5/13/2011)

SFAA Submits Comments Regarding FASB's Proposed Revenue Recognition Standard (10/21/2010)

Owners, Contractors and Sureties Propose Modification of the American Institute of Architects A312 Payment Bond (4/21/2008)

A Primer on Surety (10/12/2007)

State Legislative Issues:

Federal Issues:

Please contact Lenore Marema, Vice President of Government Affairs, at ( for further information.

Government Relations - General Info (Public)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
U.S. House Roundtable Discussion ... PDF (106.67 KB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2014
U.S. House Small Business Comm. Will Mark Up ... PDF (69.3 KB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2014
U.S. House Small Business Committee Mark Up ... PDF (69.52 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
Updates on SFAA Priority Issues PDF (53.02 KB) Administration 4/24/2014
US Dept. of Labor accepts SFAA proposed ERISA form PDF (198.39 KB)  more ] Administration 3/3/2017
US House Makes First Move on Extending Highway ... PDF (163.37 KB)  more ] Administration 7/15/2015
US House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing... PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
WA Legislature Increases Escrow Agent Fidelity Bon PDF (61.98 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Waiver of Bonds Under Consideration in Cleveland PDF (61.85 KB) Administration 8/13/2013
White House Plan for Emergency Relief for Sandy PDF (51.45 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
WI Bill Amended to Include Comm. Bail Provisions PDF (57.44 KB)  more ] Administration 6/5/2013
WI Commercial Bail Provisions Bill PDF (57.9 KB)  more ] Administration 6/26/2013
WI Governor Vetoes Commercial Bail Budget Bill PDF (26.45 KB)  more ] Administration 7/1/2013
WI Procurement Reforms on Governor's Desk PDF (53.3 KB)  more ] Administration 6/27/2013
Will Roofing Contractors Be Bondable in Oklahoma? PDF (52.54 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Wisconsin - New Draft of Surety Indexing Bill ... PDF (142.4 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
WV Legislation with New License Bond Enacted PDF (59.52 KB) Administration 5/3/2013
WV Legislation with New License Bond to Governor PDF (59.39 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
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