I’ve heard from Ohioans across the 2nd district, including communities on the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers, that the current flood insurance regime is unworkable. FEMA has hindered current reform with faulty flood maps and by failing to adequately communicate steep rate changes to homeowners.
Tonight, the House passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which is commonsense legislation that protects Ohio’s river communities. The National Flood Insurance Program must move towards solvency, which tonight’s bill accomplishes, while giving current homeowners the flexibility to adapt to the new rates.
You can read my full statement here: http://1.usa.gov/1fYJyst