National Flood Insurance Program unaffected by shutdown as rate hikes kick in.
Injunction sought against FEMA as new rates kick in Tuesday.
Senate panel members backtracking on votes to support rate hikes in subsidized federal flood insurance program.
Rates to sharply increase after Oct. 1, while Louisiana lawmakers cry foul.
Louisiana insurance chief says 2014 NFIP rate increase would raise rates for "working coast" beyond affordability.
GOP Rep. Randy Neugebauer asks for speedy approval from banking industry regulators, sparking calls for caution from some insurers.
FEMA sub-agency director says installment plan being worked on, along with studies on affordability and privatization.
Mississippi insurance commissioner makes that observation, while FEMA says agency continues to eye NFIP privatization.
Retirement plans and paying off the mortgage have traditionally gone hand-in-hand as people approaching retirement anticipate eliminating a payment that typically claims the largest single chunk out of the monthly budget.
Legislation increases borrowing authority by one third, draws Republican ire and promises to take NFIP private.