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House Passes Flood Insurance Bill; Key Senators Sign On
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening passed legislation to curb some of the premium increases in the nation's flood insurance program that have been causing "sticker shock" for property owners.
H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, sponsored by Reps. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), passed 306-91 under a "suspension of the rules" requiring a two-thirds vote in favor. The measure reverses some of the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) introduced by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 was signed into law. This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012, and makes additional program changes to other aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) not covered by that Act. Read more>>
A Great Start to 2014!
Kevin Kelly, NAHB Chairman is pleased to report two early legislative victories on the Farm Bill and flood insurance that will benefit home buyers, home builders and remodelers. Full Details