WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) have called for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer lawmakers its recommendations for reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which needs to be reauthorized this year.
In a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, the senators requested FEMA provide these recommendations as quickly as possible.
“I believe an effective renewal of the flood insurance program will depend on a good amount of cooperation between FEMA and Congress, and I appreciate FEMA’s willingness to work with us over the past year,” Cochran said. “Many Mississippians, like millions of people across the nation, will be best served if Congress can pass a full reauthorization of NFIP with proper reforms. The Congress, along with FEMA, should strive for a program that both allows for robust input from local communities while also taking responsible steps to move the NFIP out of debt.”
Wicker and Cochran were joined by Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in the letter to Fugate. The four have joined together to continue to seek out bipartisan, responsible and cost-effective solutions to the challenges facing communities that must rely on flood insurance.
Source: Sen. Thad Cochran
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