Flood Insurance Bill Doesn’t Hold Water

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I don’t understand how any self-respecting New Jersey representative could support this legislation. We deserve a National Flood Insurance Program that prioritizes families and policy holders over private insurance companies, is affordable, funds accurate flood maps, and helps us to be prepared for future storms.

The legislation passed by the House does not fund flood maps. It says policy holders are “to exhaust all administrative options” before we file a claim in court. It rewards the same private, “Write Your Own” insurance companies who were paid by taxpayers while they underpaid my family and thousands of others by allowing them to offer their own competing private products.

Why would Representatives MacArthur and Lance vote to weaken the NFIP and our protections? We thank the rest of our New Jersey representatives for saying no.

 

Joe Mangino,
Co-founder, New Jersey Organizing Project

 

 

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