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 […]

BREAKING: House passes HR 3370

The US House votes in FAVOR of HR 3370!  The full summary of the bill is at the link below under download #9.  This now only requires the Presidents signature!   Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far.  There is far more work to do, but this is certainly a great victory! […]

Vote on Wednesday on HR 3370

MAJOR UPDATE The US House of Representatives will be voting WEDNESDAY of this week on HR 3370.  There is a summary of the bill at the below link: But here are some of the major points: Reinstates Grandfathering Caps Annual Rate Increases at 15% Refunds policyholders who purchased pre-FIRM homes after Biggert-Waters (7/6/12) and […]

Statement on White House Response to S. 1926

Statement on White House Response to S. 1926 Yesterday, after the White House responded in opposition to S. 1926, the national coalition the MCCC is a member of, CSFI, issued a statement about the need the amend Biggert-Waters.  That statement can be found at the link below: Our own State Rep. Jim Cantwell also […]

BREAKING: Senate Votes to Move S. 1926

URGENT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Yesterday the Senate voted 86 to 13 in FAVOR of moving the bill to delay Biggert-Waters to debate in the Senate later this week.  While it still means the bill must have a final vote in the Senate, getting it to this point was a major hurdle. Unfortunately, however, the Obama Administration […]

Federal Legislative Update 12/20

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition As we get to the years end, we still remain without a vote on either S. 1610 or H.R. 3370.  Just Tuesday, U.S. Pennsylvania Senator Patrick Toomey again blocked the ability for there to be a vote on S. 1610.  The article explaining is below […]

Senator Roberts Blocks vote in U.S. Senate

BREAKING UPDATE Yesterday, at around 3:00pm, a group of U.S. Senators, lead by Senator Bill Menendez (D-N.J.) asked for the ability to bring to vote S. 1610, the Senate version of H.R. 3370, an act to delay rate increases in the Biggert-Waters Act. Unfortunately, Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts blocked the ability for a vote […]