Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after the Senate approved a proposal to provide short-term flood insurance relief to Louisianans.
"While the Senate bill does not provide the long-term relief we are working to achieve, it is one more positive step for Louisiana families who are facing the devastation of unaffordable and unrealistic flood insurance premium hikes," Scalise said. "We're going to continue working tirelessly in both the House and the Senate to pass a bill that protects families and homeowners in southeast Louisiana and across the country from unaffordable and unrealistic flood insurance premium increases. Rather than making the NFIP sustainable, the Biggert-Waters flood insurance hikes being proposed by FEMA will only force middle-class homeowners, who have played by the rules, to lose their homes and will devastate communities like ours in south Louisiana in the process. I continue pressing House leadership to quickly work with us to fix the broken flood insurance program, and I won't stop working until we get it done."