Congressman Garcia (FL-26) co-sponsored an amendment to block the implementation of flood insurance rate increases under Section 207 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
The amendment, which was included in the final House of Representatives Appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (H.R. 2217), passed by a bipartisan vote of 281 to 146.
"This is a big first step to keeping flood insurance rates affordable for the Keys and other coastal communities," Garcia said. "I am committed to building on this strong bipartisan effort to pass the reforms we need to prevent steep increases to flood insurance rates and to ease the financial burdens on South Florida families."