Amid Climate Risks, Lawmakers Appear Far From Updates To Flood Program

May 31, 2022
House lawmakers appear far from reaching a deal on a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that faces rising costs as climate-related natural disasters increase, with Republicans accusing Democrats of delaying talks on bipartisan proposals. At a May 27 hearing of the House Financial Services Committee’s insurance panel, ranking member French Hill (R-AR) charged that full committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has failed to bring what he says are years of bipartisan subcommittee work on the NFIP...

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