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Congressman Hinojosa votes to extend flood insurance program
Jun 30, 2010 | 757 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) recently voted for H.R. 5569, the “National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010.” Hinojosa, a co-sponsor of the bill, voted to extend authority for the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30. The bill not only extends the National Flood Insurance Program, but it makes the reauthorization of the program retroactive to May 31, 2010, thereby making it possible to purchase flood insurance; renew existing flood insurance policies; and increase flood insurance coverage for a home in a 100 year floodplain and honor policies purchased, increased coverage requests decided and to proceed to renew flood insurance policies.

“We are well into hurricane season. The House and Senate must pass this legislation. We must reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program to provide my constituents in Texas and all our constituents across the United States with access to a program they will need should they become victims of a flood or hurricane”, said Hinojosa.

“I am asking my constituents and all U.S. citizens to telephone, e-mail or write their U.S. Senators urging them to either pass the “National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010,” extending the program through September 30, 2010 or to pass out of the Senate H.R. 4213, the “American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010” commonly referred to as the “Tax Extenders of 2010, ” which extends the National Flood Insurance Program through Dec. 31, 2010.

“It would be my preference for the Senate to extend the National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization through Dec. 31, 2010 or as far into the future as May 31, 2011.”
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