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KPLC: Landrieu Bill to Fix Flood Insurance Advances in Senate

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Published on Jul 17, 2013

U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that her Homeland Security Appropriations bill will prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from raising rates on "grandfathered" National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies. These are homes and businesses that were built to code and were subsequently placed into higher risk areas on a flood map. Sen. Landrieu said her legislation is an important step to protect Louisianians from provisions in the flawed Biggert-Waters Act, and she will continue to push her SMART NFIP Act for a full solution. Sen. Landrieu's bill passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee today and now goes to the full Appropriations Committee for its consideration on Thursday.

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