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Boehner open to offers on flood insurance overhaul

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Boehner open to offers on flood insurance overhaul By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the GOP-controlled House won’t take up Senate legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners with big premium hikes. However, he later said he hasn’t shut the door on reforming the program, ...

PALAZZO APPROVES CONTINUED CUTS IN BUDGET BILL

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For Immediate Release - Contact: Laura Chambers Laura.chambers@mail.house.gov PALAZZO APPROVES CONTINUED CUTS IN BUDGET BILL Praises provisions addressing flood insurance reforms, defense and NASA priorities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4) today voted in favor of a fiscal year 2014 budget bill that cuts federal spending for the fourth year in a row, for a record total of $165...

PALAZZO: WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT WEALTHY, WATERFRONT HOMEOWNERS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4) this week spoke on the House floor as part of continuing efforts to draw attention to the need for flood insurance reform and dispel myths about the homeowners affected by rising flood insurance rates. In his remarks, Palazzo stated: “There are those who have said: these people are just a bunch of wealthy, waterfront homeowners. That’s simply n...

Palazzo Statement for Flood Insurance Hearing Addressing Affordability, FEMA Implementation

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today submitted a statement before a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: “Implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012: Protecting Taxpayers and Homeowners”. The hearing was scheduled at the request of Palazzo and others earlier this year. In his submitted statement, Palazzo said: The residents of Mississippi...

Palazzo Says Flood Insurance Bill Addresses Affordability Issues, Flawed FEMA Regulations

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WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in introducing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The bill contains a four-year delay to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), halting implementation of rate increases under the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 until 2 years after FEMA completes the affordability ...

Palazzo Continues to Push for Flood Fix

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Washington, DC- Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), today with a bipartisan group of 73 lawmakers sent a letter to House leadership requesting that a one-year delay to changes in flood insurance rates be added to upcoming legislation. Palazzo, along with Representatives Bill Cassidy (LA-6), Michael Grimm (NY-11), and Cedric Richmond (LA-2), championed a similar provision added to a FY14 Homeland Se...

Steven Palazzo, along with state, local leaders meet to discuss pending flood insurance hikes

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GULFPORT, Mississippi -- Calling pending flood insurance increases "drastic and draconian," U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport met with state and local leaders Wednesday to discuss options to stemming the tide of rising insurance rates due to kick in as early as October. "We have one common goal -- to make sure flood insurance remains affordable and available to everyone," Palazzo said as he ad...

Palazzo Praises Senate Flood Insurance Provision

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS), today released the following statement praising advancement of a flood insurance provision added to the Senate version of the FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations bill passed on the Subcommittee level. The Senate language follows House-passage of a Palazzo provision in June, which would essentially delay flood insurance rate increases for a year ...

Palazzo Flood Insurance Relief

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Palazzo Focuses on Flood Insurance Relief with Home Protection Caucus

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS) released the following statement announcing the formation of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Home Protection Caucus. The main focus of the group will be to improve the accessibility and the affordability of flood insurance. “These severe rate increases could affect thousands of communities all across the United States over the next few mon...