Flood Insurance Bill May Stall Over Pro-Life Amendment

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A potential roadblock to a long-awaited reauthorization of the nation's flood insurance program emerged Tuesday when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., vowed to block a bill amendment proposed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to decree that human life begins at conception.

Reid refused to hold a vote on the amendment and demanded that Republican lawmakers work on their side of the aisle to keep S. 1940 focused on reforming the National Flood Insurance Program, a government-backed insurance program that is saddled with more than $17...
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