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Flood insurance bill passes Senate - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 25, 2014

Flood insurance bill passes Senate

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 12:45 am

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily passed legislation to delay massive increases in flood insurance premiums and sent the bill to the House of Representatives, where a much less certain fate awaits the bill.

Senate Bill 1926, known as the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordabilty Act, passed 62-37, largely on partisan lines. Fifty-five Democrats and 12 Republicans voted for the bill, with one Democrat and 31 Republicans opposed.

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