Representative Carlos Curbelo is one of 26 Members of Congress who signed onto a letter to House Leadership expressing concerns over the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization package that passed out of the House Financial Services Committee.  All 26 signatories represent coastal constituents; however, Congressman Curbelo is the only Representative from Florida to sign, despite the nearly 2M policyholders in the State.

Monroe County and FIRM wrote letters to the Congressman outlining problematic aspects of the legislation that could have the same devastating effects as the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, when flood insurance rates skyrocketed.  When Rep. Curbelo reached out to Monroe County and to FIRM asking if he would have our support to sign on to this letter, both agreed that he would.

Monroe County Director of Legislative Affairs Lisa Tennyson, who is also a FIRM Board Member, along with Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, who serves as Chair of the Federal Legislative Committee for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), have been working tirelessly on the issue of NFIP reauthorization. FIRM shares the position of the County and FAC that the program must be affordable, must enhance the Program’s financial sustainability by expanding participation, and must encourage mitigation.

Please take a moment to thank Congressman Curbelo for standing up for the interests of all Floridians, and especially Monroe County.  You can read the letter that was sent to Leadership here:  6.14.17 NFIP Leadership.

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