House GOP Thwarts Vote On Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 6:29 PM EST) -- U.S. House Republicans on Wednesday for the second time knocked down Democrats' efforts to hasten a vote on a bill that would delay steep flood insurance rate increases required under reforms to the government-backed flood insurance program passed in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

With House members voting mostly along party lines on Tuesday and Wednesday, Democrats were unable to bring H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, to the House floor for a vote.

This follows the U.S. Senate's 67-32 vote to...
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