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Carter Votes to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

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Washington, November 14, 2017 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years.

"Having the honor of representing the entire coast of Georgia, I know firsthand how important this program is for many families," said Carter. "Especially with the devastating hurricanes that have impacted our area recently, the NFIP is more important than ever. I am glad this legislation not only reauthorizes the program, but also includes important reforms to help policyholders."

H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, passed the House today with Carter's support. Among other provisions, the legislation:
  • Reauthorizes the NFIP for five years;
  • Provides property owners with more flexibility by ensuring there is a robust private market for flood insurance;
  • Improves mapping technology, and;
  • Increases the threshold by which a property with excessive lifetime claims is removed from the NFIP.
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