Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
March 14, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Statement Regarding U.S. Congress’ Legislation on Flood Insurance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement regarding the legislation the U.S. Congress passed to provide relief to homeowners facing drastic flood insurance rate hikes under the National Flood Insurance Program.
“I have repeatedly asked Congress to take action to protect Floridians from tremendous flood insurance rate increases. The legislation that Congress passed will bring great relief to the countless Floridians who have told me that they faced exorbitant flood insurance rate increases that, in some cases, would ultimately force them from their homes. Floridians had been left on the hook for exponentially more than their share in flood insurance, and this legislation will protect Floridians from the recklessly implemented Biggert-Waters Act that threatened so many Floridians’ livelihood.”