Rep. Waters looks to stem flood insurance rate increases under Biggert-Waters

05/11/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said she plans to coordinate with federal officials and other lawmakers to curb rate increases under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which are drawing criticism. "As one of the primary authors of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and a longtime advocate for the people of southern Louisiana, I can state that it was never the intent of Congress to impose the types of punitive and unaffordable flood insurance premiums that residents of southern Louisiana are currently facing," Waters said.

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