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Volume 2014 - Number 8

February 27, 2014

House Weighs Bill to Restore Grandfathered Flood Insurance Rates, Repeal New Policy Rate Hikes

The House of Representatives this week is expected to vote on the amended version of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would provide comprehensive reform and longer-term relief from skyrocketing premiums in the National Flood Insurance Program. But there is a possibility that the vote could take place next week as Republicans and Democrats continued to negotiate on proposed changes and further protection for homeowners who face hefty rate increases caused by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, sources said. Congress passed the act to address the NFIP's solvency problems. Authored by Reps. Michael Grimm, R-NY, and Bill Cassidy, R-LA, H.R. 3370 builds...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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