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Volume 2014 - Number 9

March 6, 2014

House Clears Way for Final Flood Legislation

Legislation that would block implementation of premium rate increases in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act passed the House of Representatives this week by a bipartisan 306 to 91 vote. The passage of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013, paves the way for both the House and the Senate to iron out the differences between their bills in conference. The Senate passed its version on Jan. 30. H.R. 3370 would reduce...

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