House Measure Barring Federal Funds in Flood Insurance Enforcement Draws Fire
House members squirming in an effort to deflect consumer outrage from flood insurance premium rate increases mandated by the 2012 bill are touting a provision in appropriations legislation passed this week that apparently won’t accomplish what they want it to do.
The amendment, included in legislation funding the Homeland Security Department for 2014, would bar use of federal funds to implement a section of the 2012 law that mandates phased-in rate increases for grandfathered properties.
The House amendment would prohibit officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from using appropriated funds to implement Sec. 207 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.