House Votes To Overhaul FEMA Flood Insurance Program

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to overhaul the Federal Emergency Management Program's beleaguered flood insurance program, tacking on several amendments to the reform, including one that would limit the number of flood insurance policies that the government can manage.

In a 406-22 vote, the House approved the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011, H.R. 1309, which would reform and reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Program's flood insurance program until October 2016.

The bill, which now heads to the U.S. Senate, comes after flooding along...
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