Backward and upside down. That's how the Biggert-Waters flood reform bill was written. For more than a year now, the Louisiana delegation has been united in our fight to delay these draconian rate hikes, fix the law and make flood insurance affordable again. During a Senate hearing yesterday, in the same committee where the law originated, we saw this issue become national.
Senators from inland states - like North Dakota, Montana and Nevada - spoke about the disastrous impacts this law is having on the communities they represent and the urgent need to protect homeowners and businesses struggling to maintain their flood insurance.
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The original law authorized immediate rate increases on homeowners and businesses that played by the rules and did everything asked of them, before even beginning to study the impacts these rate increases would have on affordability and access to flood insurance. This bill put the cart before the horse, and Congress needs to do its job and make it right.
The Louisiana delegation is united to this effort to make flood insurance affordable, but we cannot do it alone.
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Affordable flood insurance is not just a Louisiana issue, it is a national issue. I'm encouraged that support in the Senate is growing, and with your help we will make flood insurance affordable for families and businesses that live and work along our country's coasts and inland waterways.
All the best,