Spending bill that includes delay in NFIP rate hikes clears House

01/15/2014 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The $1.1 trillion spending measure that gained the House's approval Wednesday includes provisions to defer certain rate increases under the National Flood Insurance Program. The Senate needs to vote on the bill before starting a recess this weekend, said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. "People are desperate to get an answer from Congress now," Landrieu said.

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