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Federal Association for Insurance Reform Backs Rick Scott’s NFIP Reform Bills

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., got a prominent backer to support his proposals “to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)” and “help lower the cost of flood insurance and ensure the property insurance...
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Marco Rubio, Bill Posey Want Feds to Update National Flood Insurance Program Rate Maps

Rubio and Posey first introduced the “Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act" two years ago, insisting it will “provide Floridians and others who utilize NFIP, with the most accurate data for flood hazard identification.” They reintroduced the proposal last week. 
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Rick Scott Wants Fairness for Florida as FEMA Reforms National Flood Insurance Program

As FEMA works to make much-needed changes to NFIP and implement its new rating system, Scott urged the agency to make improvements to ensure fairness for Florida’s families and businesses.
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Gus Bilirakis, Charlie Crist Lead Effort to Lower Flood Insurance Rates for Pinellas County...

During a recent federal delegation meeting, Pinellas County announced that it has met the requirements to have its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System Score (CSR) upgraded to the next tier.

Jimmy Patronis: Insurance Consumer Helpline Ready to Aid Panhandle Residents with Hurricane Sally Claims

Helpline specialists assist Floridians with insurance-related questions, help individuals review their policies and understand their coverage.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: FEMA Needs to Examine National Flood Insurance Program’s Risk Methodology

On Thursday, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., sent a letter to FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor expressing her concern over the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating methodology.

Congress Reauthorizes NFIP With Strong Support from Florida Delegation

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., was the only member of the Florida delegation to vote against reauthorization. 

Matt Gaetz, Ted Yoho Cheer the House Funding Donald Trump’s Wall

By a vote of 217–185, on Thursday, the U.S. House passed H.R. 695, a funding bill that prevents a partial government shutdown and offers extensive relief to communities impacted by hurricanes. The bill also provides $5 billion in funding for a border wall.

Leaders Across Florida Want Congress to Reauthorize NFIP

With Congress having until the end of the month to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), elected officials from across the Sunshine State are increasingly calling for action.