NEGOTIATIONS LEAD TO NEW FLOOD BILL

In the past several months, we have been updating you on the progress Congress is making about the upcoming expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program on December 8th 2017.   In the US House, an agreement has been reached between House Leadership and Chairman of house financial services Representative Hensarling to move the US House […]

Summary of legislative activity for September

In September, Congress voted to extend the expiration of the NFIP to December 8th, 2017.  The MCCC was in Washington, DC lobbying for the extension to continue to September 30th, 2018 to ensure a comprehensive reauthorization.   Last week was extremely active for flood insurance in the United States Congress.   Several weeks ago, the […]

NFIP Extended Until December 8th

NFIP Extended Until December 8th A short-term extension of the NFIP was tucked into an agreement to provide billions in disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey, raise the debt ceiling and keep the government from shutting down. The Senate passed the package Thursday by an 80-17 vote, The House passed it on Friday.   The package will extend the reauthorization […]

NFIP Legislative Update- Coalition Meets With Legislative Staff

MCCC Meets With Legislative Staff on 2017 NFIP Reform The Marshfield Citizen Coastal Coalition had a very constructive meeting last week with reps from Senator Warren’s office, Congressman Keating’s office, Congressman Lynch’s office, State Rep Jim Cantwell, and South Shore Chamber of Commerce members Geoff Gordon of Gordon Atlantic Insurance and Stephen Marcus of Marcus, Errico, Emmer & […]

URGENT Legislative Update

Press Release For Immediate Release 6/12/2017 Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Urges Congress Not to Adopt Flood Legislation as Written The Bill “National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection and Information Act of 2017” is not good for the NFIP or policy holders as a whole   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30th, 2017.  […]

Legislative Update- 5/30/2017

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE On September 30th of this year, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires.  Congress has made it a priority to not only reauthorize the program, but also reform it.  In the last 2 weeks, there has been an incredible amount of legislative activity.  There are two bills proposed in the US House, and one […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE- National Flood Tour

There has been a slew of legislative hearings in congress over the last few weeks.  These hearings, in the House Financial Services Committee, and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee have been aimed at trying to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program with significant reforms. On the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition website, we have posted […]

National Tour 2017

There has been a slew of legislative hearings in congress over the last few weeks.  These hearings, in the House Financial Services Committee, and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee have been aimed at trying to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program with significant reforms. On our website, I have posted the House Financial […]

Senate Committee hearing on Flood Insurance Affordability

From CSPAN “The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s top flood insurance official was joined by small business owners, mostly from the residential construction and real estate industries, at a hearing on the impact of rising National Flood Insurance Program premiums on small businesses. The business owners talked about quickly escalating premiums for homeowners in low-lying areas, and […]