GOP Blocks Vote On Bill To Delay Flood Insurance Rate Hike

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 7:14 PM EST) -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on Wednesday blocked efforts to bring about a quick vote on a bill that would delay flood insurance rate increases required under a 2012 law that overhauled the badly indebted National Flood Insurance Program.

A measure that would push S. 1610 out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote in coming days failed to win unanimous consent, when Roberts objected on behalf of Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.

The bill, co-sponsored by...
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