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2017 FLOOD Insurance Federal Legislative Priorities

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) unfairly burdens insurance program viability on the backs of coastal communities, especially Monroe County.

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Recent News and Updates

Members of Congress: Vote “Yes” on Continuing Resolution

By FIRM Pressroom | December 5, 2017

As you are likely aware, the NFIP is set to expire this Friday, December 8. A reauthorization is included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) legislation that will keep the government open, which will be considered this week. However, it is expected to be a close vote. Further, the reauthorization, both for the NFIP and government…

Comparison of proposed NFIP reform legislation: Integrity of the NFIP

By FIRM Pressroom | December 1, 2017

In our third post comparing the 21st Century Flood Reform Act and the SAFE-NFIP Act, we look at the features in the 21st Century Flood Reform Act that weaken the integrity of the Program. FIRM thanks the Monroe County Federal legislative team for their detailed analysis of the bills and for sharing that analysis with…

Comparison of proposed NFIP reform legislation: Community-wide mitigation

By FIRM Pressroom | November 30, 2017

In our second post comparing the two pieces of legislation for the reform of the National Flood Insurance Program, we will look at how the 21st Century Flood Reform Act and the SAFE-NFIP Act deal with community-wide mitigation efforts.  As a reminder, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act passed the US House on November 14…

Please Stop Mischaracterizing the NFIP and Remember Its Mission

By Lisa Tennyson | November 28, 2017

By Lisa Tennyson, Monroe County Director of Legislative Affairs and FIRM Board Member   Congress is currently considering reauthorization and reform of the National Flood Insurance Program. In most discussions, NFIP is represented as a “broke and broken federal program.” This an effective and familiar talking point, but the characterization is unfair and will lead…

Comparison of proposed NFIP reform legislation: Premium Increases

By FIRM Pressroom | November 22, 2017

As noted in a previous post, on November 14 the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, also known as the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.  The legislation is now in the US Senate and has been referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.  FIRM supports an alternative bill–H.R. 3285, also known…

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