In the end, things went smoothly. But getting to that point in the renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) proved to be very difficult.

On Jan. 12, President Barack Obama signed bipartisan legislation that extended TRIA for six years and made a few changes in program. Days earlier, both chambers of the new 114th Congress had passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 26) by nearly unanimous votes: 93-4 in the Senate and 416-5 in the House.

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