Insurance Journal » Senate flood insurance bill http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:10:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Senate Takes First Step on Flood Insurance, Agent Licensing Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/01/27/318549.htm Tue, 28 Jan 2014 02:06:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318549 The Senate voted 86-13 early Monday evening to proceed with debate on a bill to both delay some flood insurance premium increases and establish an optional national registry for insurance agent and broker licensing. That procedural vote means there could …

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Congressional Spending Plan Would Curb Some Flood Insurance Hikes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/01/15/317118.htm Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:00:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317118 The $1.1 trillion government funding agreement unveiled by Congressional negotiators on Monday includes language to postpone for about eight months some of the flood insurance rate hikes triggered by reforms passed in 2012. But the budget language does not go …

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Groups Urge Congress to Target Flood Insurance Fix to Help Needy, Not Wealthy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/01/09/316502.htm Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:14:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316502 Opponents of delaying Biggert-Waters flood insurance reforms and stopping the resulting premium hikes say the negative effects are being exaggerated and instead of gutting all of the reforms, Congress should target its fix, including using means-testing, to those who most …

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Key Senate Vote on Flood Insurance Rate Delay Pushed to Next Week http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/01/07/316289.htm Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:28:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316289 The U.S. Senate is expected to take a key vote soon on a bill that would delay some of the flood insurance rate hikes triggered by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The procedural vote will determine whether …

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Congress Agrees on Multi-Year Flood Insurance Extension, Reforms http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/29/253813.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:41:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253813 The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive bill on Friday combining funding for transportation programs, low-interest student loans, and the National Flood Insurance Program. On a 373-52 vote, the House sent the measure to the Senate which passed it, …

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Republican Senator’s Abortion Amendment Holding Up Flood Insurance Bill: Reid http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/26/253025.htm Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:47:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253025 The Senate bill to renew the federal flood insurance program is being jeopardized by a Republican senator who is insisting on an amendment to the bill that defines “when life begins,” Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D.-Nev., said today. …

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Obama Lends Support to Senate Flood Insurance Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/06/26/252932.htm Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=252932 The Obama Administration has signaled its support for a Senate bill (S.1940) to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Senate advanced the bill yesterday but did not vote on it as Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D.-Nev., indicated …

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Flood Insurance Program Extended Until July 31 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/05/31/249501.htm Thu, 31 May 2012 13:11:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=249501 As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed with a Senate a measure extending the federal flood insurance program for 60 days until July 31. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law before the current authorization for …

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House Expected to Agree to Senate’s 60-Day Extension of Flood Program Tonight http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/05/30/249346.htm Wed, 30 May 2012 19:05:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=249346 The House of Representatives is expected to go along with a 60-day reauthorization of the federal flood insurance program already approved by the Senate. A vote will come on an amendment to H.R. 5740, the National Flood Insurance Program Extension …

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Senate Approves 60-Day Flood Program Extension; Will House Agree? http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/05/25/248906.htm Fri, 25 May 2012 12:38:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=248906 The Senate agreed yesterday in a unanimous consent to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for 60-days past its current expiration date of May 31. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 402 to 18 on a separate …

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Senate to Vote on 60-Day Extension of Flood Insurance Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/05/24/248786.htm Thu, 24 May 2012 14:01:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=248786 U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R.-La., said he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D.-Nev., have forged a bipartisan agreement to allow floor time on a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) when it returns after Memorial Day …

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41 Senators Urge Action on Flood Insurance Reform http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/02/14/235291.htm Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:55:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=235291 Forty-one U.S. senators from both parties have signed a letter urging the Senate to schedule a vote on legislation to reform and extend the federal flood insurance program “asĀ  expeditiously as possible in February or very soon thereafter.” U.S. Sen. …

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Senate Approves Flood Insurance Extension to May 2012 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/12/07/226616.htm Thu, 08 Dec 2011 02:44:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=226616 The U.S. Senate passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2012. The legislation, introduced by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., passed the Senate by unanimous consent and must now be taken up by the House …

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