Senate OKs Bill to Rescind Flood Insurance Premium Hikes

Published 03/13 2014 04:52PM

Updated 03/13 2014 04:57PM

Washington D.C. -- The Senate Thursday approved a bill to undo some of flood insurance premium increases that Congress enacted less than two years ago. The vote was 72 to 22.

The bill was passed last week by the House.

The enactment of the bill was a victory for two Louisiana lawmakers who will face each other on the ballot this fall: Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Cassidy was co-sponsor of the House bill and Landrieu had worked for months to undo the 2012 Biggert-Waters reform bill which led to premium increases.

President Obama is expected to sign the bill this week. 

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