House won’t vote on flood insurance bill this week

House Speaker John Boehner said this morning that the flood insurance bill has met “unintended consequences” and said a vote will not happen this week, as planned.

Speaking during his weekly news conference, Boehner did not elaborate on what happened.

Getting the votes is a likely culprit. A number of conservative groups had urged members to vote against the measure, which seeks to undo some of the changes of the 2012 Biggert-Waters law that caused steep rate hikes. Some Democrats were pushing for changes, and the bill was being fast-tracked, requiring a super majority to pass.

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