Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates
Biggert-Waters is a Federal issue, and because of all our efforts, congress is listening! So are our state legislators. Below you will find updates from both the Federal and State level. Scroll below to see an update from Rep. Jim Cantwell, Federal and State updates, and a link to legislative downloads

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE- National Flood Tour

There has been a slew of legislative hearings in congress over the last few weeks.  These hearings, in the House Financial Services Committee, and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee have been aimed at trying to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program wit
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BREAKING: House passes HR 3370

The US House votes in FAVOR of HR 3370!  The full summary of the bill is at the link below under download #9.  This now only requires the Presidents signature!   Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far.  There is far more work to do, but this is certainly a great victory! htt
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Vote on Wednesday on HR 3370

MAJOR UPDATE The US House of Representatives will be voting WEDNESDAY of this week on HR 3370.  There is a summary of the bill at the below link: http://www.marshfieldcoastalcoalition.org/Marshfield_Citizens_Coastal_Coalition/Legislative_Downloads.html But here are some of the major p
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BREAKING: 1 YEAR DELAY PASSED IN OCTOBER NOW A 2 YEAR DELAY

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency says a recently enacted budget provision means that it won’t begin to implement higher rates for some flood insurance recipients until at least Oct., 2015, and perhaps as late as June, 2016. The agency responded Thursday
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BREAKING: SENATE PASSES HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT

Yesterday the US Senate has passed by a vote of 67-32 the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.  It must now go to the House, then get a vote from the President, but we are now well on our way.
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Statement on White House Response to S. 1926

Statement on White House Response to S. 1926 Yesterday, after the White House responded in opposition to S. 1926, the national coalition the MCCC is a member of, CSFI, issued a statement about the need the amend Biggert-Waters.  That statement can be found at the link below: http://ww
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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Move S. 1926

URGENT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Yesterday the Senate voted 86 to 13 in FAVOR of moving the bill to delay Biggert-Waters to debate in the Senate later this week.  While it still means the bill must have a final vote in the Senate, getting it to this point was a major hurdle. Unfortunately, h
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Federal Legislative Update 12/20

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition As we get to the years end, we still remain without a vote on either S. 1610 or H.R. 3370.  Just Tuesday, U.S. Pennsylvania Senator Patrick Toomey again blocked the ability for there to be a vote on S. 1610.  The
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Senator Roberts Blocks vote in U.S. Senate

BREAKING UPDATE Yesterday, at around 3:00pm, a group of U.S. Senators, lead by Senator Bill Menendez (D-N.J.) asked for the ability to bring to vote S. 1610, the Senate version of H.R. 3370, an act to delay rate increases in the Biggert-Waters Act. Unfortunately, Republican U.S. Senat
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Postponement to Biggert Waters Legislation Summary H.B. 3370

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE The short title is the Homeowner Flood Insurance Flood Affordability Act. SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS Defines key components of the draft affordability regulations FEMA is required to propose to Congress after completing the affordability study as well as key element
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