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 […]

Rep. Cantwell co-sponsors state legislation

From Representative Jim Cantwell: “On October 16, I was pleased to join Speaker Robert Deleo as he announced the filing of legislation that will limit the amount of flood insurance that a homeowner or business must purchase.  Recently many residents in our Commonwealth were being told they are being mandated to purchase flood insurance coverage […]

Waters Announces Deal to Repair Flood Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, has announced a bipartisan legislative solution to fix the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and ensure changes are implemented affordably. In essence, the legislation calls for a four-year delay to the program and requires FEMA to complete an affordability study and […]