Sen. Landrieu says President Obama commits to signing bill to delay flood insurance premium hikes

WASHINGTON — For about seven minutes Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said she got President Barack Obama to engage on what she says are the unaffordable flood insurance premiums facing hundreds of thousands of homeowners in Louisiana and other states.

Landrieu asked the president directly about legislation that passed the Senate last week 67-32 that would delay most of the premium increases for four years.

“The bottom line,” Landrieu said, “is that he confirmed in front of all the Senate Democrats — all but one of whom voted for the legislation — that he would not veto the bill and that he understood how important it was to all of us to get it through.”

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