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 […]