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Palazzo Praises Senate Passage of House Flood Insurance Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today praised Senate approval of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, by a vote of 72-22. Today’s bill was a clean extension of the measure which Palazzo helped craft with House leaders, and which passed in the House a little over a week ago by a vote of 306-91. The bill passed by such strong margins in both legislative ...

Palazzo Praises Senate Passage of House Flood Insurance Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today praised Senate approval of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, by a vote of 72-22. Today’s bill was a clean extension of the measure which Palazzo helped craft with House leaders, and which passed in the House a little over a week ago by a vote of 306-91. The bill passed by such strong margins in both legislative ...

House lawmakers urge Senate to back its flood insurance bill

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WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers who represent districts from the Gulf Coast north to New Jersey and New York pleaded with the Senate on Thursday to protect coastal homeowners from a spike in flood insurance rates. Under a bipartisan bill that the House of Representatives passed this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be required to continue subsidizing insurance coverage for flood-ris...

Palazzo on Passage of House Flood Insurance Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today praised House passage of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 306-91. In remarks on the House floor, Palazzo stated: “Our bill is the result of extensive bipartisan, bicameral work over the past year. This bill is both compassionate and fiscally resp...

Palazzo: House Flood Insurance Bill Holds FEMA Accountable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement today praising re-introduction of House flood insurance reform bill, H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. A vote originally planned for late February has been rescheduled for the week of March 3rd. “Last summer, I invited FEMA Director David Miller down to see firsthand the challenges Sou...

PALAZZO STATEMENT ON PROGRESS OF HOUSE FLOOD INSURANCE BILL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement on the progress of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014: “Our work continues. The House plan is one of the best we’ve seen to date, and it has broad support among local Mississippi leaders, industry experts, and national stakeholders. While I had hoped we would have a vote this wee...

Palazzo: House Flood Insurance Bill Means More Compassionate Rates, Certainty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today praised the House flood insurance reform plan, H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Palazzo is an original cosponsor of the legislation that was originally introduced in October 2013 and is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday, February 26th. In a statement, Palazzo said: “We worked extremely hard to find the r...

Palazzo Statement on House Flood Reform Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today applauded an announcement from Majority Leader Eric Cantor stating that the House will hold a vote on broader flood insurance reform measures following the President’s Day recess. “Steven Palazzo has been a tireless advocate for his constituents and instrumental in working toward a solution for the National Flood Insurance Program,” sai...

FEMA Admits House Flood Delay Could Stave Off Rate Hikes Until June 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement in response to a FEMA announcement today that a Palazzo-Cassidy-Grimm House flood insurance delay measure could set the agency back as much as two additional years in implementing drastic rate increases on homeowners with grandfathered policies. “In the initial delay language that was crafted in the House, we m...

PALAZZO STATEMENT ON SENATE FLOOD INSURANCE MEASURES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement after today’s passage of flood insurance measures in the Senate. "I'm encouraged by passage of today’s legislation as well as the delays signed into law earlier this month. It is clear that there is strong bipartisan, bicameral support for addressing the issues that so many homeowners are facing under the Bigge...