U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) is once again calling for the House of Representatives to take action to fix the National Flood Insurance Program to protect homeowners from unaffordable rate hikes due to issues with FEMA's flood maps and delayed affordability study. On January 30, the Senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act to delay these rate hikes by four years and require FEMA to complete its affordability study, but the House has yet to act on the issue. As of today, the House version of this bill has the support of a bipartisan group of 231 Members of Congress, surpassing the majority threshold needed for this bill to pass the House.
"I have been continually calling on Congress to act on this critical issue, which has a major impact on homeowners across the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, and have been very frustrated by the House's inaction on this common sense measure that has clear bipartisan support," said Rep. Murphy. "With a majority of House Members as cosponsors, I hope that House Leadership will finally allow a vote on this flood insurance fix. The millions of American homeowners, including thousands in Florida's 18th District, cannot wait any longer for relief."
Last week, Congressman Murphy took to the House floor urging the House of Representatives to follow the Senate's lead in passing this bipartisan, bicameral common sense solution, which you can watch below. Click here to learn more about Rep. Murphy's work on this issue.