More than 140 representatives of industry groups, including NAIFA, visited Washington, D.C., last week to tell Congress that life insurance products are essential for Americans and should be protected in any federal spending deals. "We think all good ideas should be on the table to address the nation's fiscal dilemmas. But any proposal that suggests making it harder for American families to build their financial and retirement security should be left off the table," said Dirk Kempthorne of the American Council of Life Insurers.

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