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Palazzo Votes to Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) through Nov. 30. "With the deadline to reauthorize the NFIP being less than one week away, it was crucial to pass this bill that avoids a lapse in the program. A major disruption to the NFIP, in the middle of the Hurricane season,...

Palazzo Opposes Bill that Would Raise Flood Insurance Premiums

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today voted against the 21st Century Flood Reform Act which would increase premiums for policyholders. "Despite my many efforts to propose changes that will protect homeowners and make insurance available and affordable, the committee chose to move forward on a bill that will increase premiums. I cannot vote for legislation that could have the sam...

Palazzo Votes to Remove Private Flood Insurance Barriers

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act: “Flood insurance should be available and affordable. This bill takes a step in the right direction by removing artificial barriers for the private flood insurance market, giving consumers more options. It gives mor...

Palazzo Statement on New Flood Insurance Rates

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement today regarding the implementation of new flood insurance rates as a result of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). “FEMA can’t implement these new rates quickly enough. Their leadership has pledged to make new rate structures and reimbursements a priority in the coming weeks, and I p...

BILL CASSIDY: Palazzo helped reform flood insurance

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Long before most members of Congress knew that flood insurance reform was needed, Rep. Palazzo, Rep. Grimm and I formed the Home Protection Caucus to work on flood insurance reforms, raise awareness of flawed FEMA practices, and educate our colleagues on these needed reforms. We joined together to advocate for Mississippians and Louisianans who followed the rules when building their homes after Hu...

Palazzo Supports Republican Path to Prosperity

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement today after voting for the House Republican budget plan known as the “Path to Prosperity.” “What’s fair is fair: if Mississippi families can live within their means, so should Washington. The Republican plan would balance the budget by cutting spending responsibly and promoting policies to encourage economic grow...

FEMA Administrator Outlines Next Steps for Flood Insurance Law

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today at a hearing questioned FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on the progress of implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate earlier this month, ...

Palazzo Presses FEMA Administrator on Local Disaster Recovery Projects

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today at a hearing pressed FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on disaster recovery funding for several South Mississippi structures damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Palazzo also hand-delivered two letters that were sent last week to NOAA and FEMA in an eff...

Palazzo Voices Local Concerns to FEMA, NOAA

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), recently sent letters voicing local concerns with two federal agencies regarding responses to disaster recovery efforts in South Mississippi. Disaster relief funds dependent on NOAA approval were sought from FEMA to repair damage from Hurricane Isaac in 2012. In a letter to FEMA, Palazzo stated: I am writing to express my disappointment in FEMA’...

Palazzo: Flood Insurance Relief and Reforms Are On the Way

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today applauded the signing of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, into law by President Barack Obama. The law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate earlier this month, was the product of more than a year of work by Palazzo and House leaders. “It’s official,” Palazzo stated. “Fl...