House Speaker Boehner says House won’t take up bill on 4-year delay in flood insurance increases, but more modest change possible

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the Republican-controlled House will not take up legislation to delay most flood insurance premium increases for four years.

“We’re not going to do that,” Boehner, R-Ohio,told the Associated Press in a hallway interview. But he said he’s willing to consider more modest, unspecified changes in the national flood insurance program resulting from the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act.

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  1. I am A realtor from St petersburg , Pinellas COunty, Florida. We are a pennisula where FEMA keeps increasing its flood zones. When you consider that out of every $1.00 of flood premiums we pay in Pinellas County, 75% goes out of state for other stat’s claims.

    There is ONE COMMON SENSE answer that I have not heard from any sources. And this solution is simple, ANY properties on, along or near waterways in the ENTIRE US should be mandatory participants in the Flood Program. The Flood Program is a NATIONAL program so every property owner in areas on or near waterways ought to be participating., The risk is then spread over a larger base and that is what is going to reduce the level of premiums any one individual owner has to pay!

    We, as a society, have lost sight of COMMON SENSE. I would like to hear the solutions focus around increasing the participation into the flood program instead of increasing the burden on the backs of the few that are participating.!! ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL…UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL…..

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