Defense bill won't include amendment to delay NFIP rate hikes

12/9/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Lawmakers have agreed to exclude amendments from the defense authorization bill, including a proposal to defer flood insurance rate increases for four years. "The National Defense Authorization Act was never our only vehicle to address the very real issue of skyrocketing flood insurance rates, so I am certainly not deterred," said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La. "With a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of members of Congress supporting our efforts, the will to find a solution is certainly there."

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