Washington–With the federal backstop for terrorism insuranceexpiring in 22 days, the White House and Senate Republicans areinsisting any legislation to extend the support be more bare-bonedthan the House approved measure.

Reacting to Republican Senate leadership comments to thiseffect, the American Council of Life Insurers said they were atactic to keep the group life insurance provisions from the finalbill.

And in a memo to members, officials of the Council of InsuranceAgents and Brokers said they anticipated that the Senate would takean initial position "stonewalling" on the House measure to renewthe Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in hopes of preserving its ownsimpler version of the legislation.

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