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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
Congress Extends Funding for VA Hospital Project.. PDF (108.96 KB)  more ] Administration 5/26/2015
Construction Coalition Bill Introduced in Senate PDF (109.15 KB) Administration 6/5/2015
New York $500,000 Bond Threshold Bill to be Heard PDF (108.55 KB) Administration 6/8/2015
Nevada Adjourns - Update on Key Surety Legislation PDF (108.66 KB) Administration 6/9/2015
Federal Construction Coalition Procurement ... PDF (108.85 KB)  more ] Administration 6/9/2015
IL Bond Form for Commercial Drivers License Test.. PDF (95.59 KB)  more ] Administration 6/12/2015
Congress Gives VA Construction Short Term Patch PDF (38.06 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
US House Makes First Move on Extending Highway ... PDF (163.37 KB)  more ] Administration 7/15/2015
President Signs 3-Month Extension to Highway Act PDF (149.84 KB) Administration 8/3/2015
Final Congressional Conference Report on NDAA ... PDF (149.44 KB)  more ] Administration 9/30/2015
President Signs Two Surety Provisions into Law PDF (149.47 KB)  more ] Administration 11/30/2015
Congress and States Start to Convene 2016 Sessions PDF (166.5 KB)  more ] Administration 1/7/2016
Oklahoma - Transportation & Public Facility P3... PDF (156.37 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Proposed Bonding Amendments for Federal Water ... PDF (142.93 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Wisconsin - New Draft of Surety Indexing Bill ... PDF (142.4 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Bond Waiver Bill Resurfaces in Cuyahoga County, OH PDF (156.11 KB) Administration 2/9/2016
SFAA and AIA Working with Indiana Attorney General PDF (81.72 KB)  more ] Administration 2/23/2016
US Dept. of Labor accepts SFAA proposed ERISA form PDF (198.39 KB)  more ] Administration 3/3/2017
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