Bilirakis Introduces Legislation to hold FEMA Accountable
“The Flood Insurance Integrity Act will require a review of the NFIP, and will provide transparency and shed much needed light on how flood rate maps are updated. The NFIP must be administered with integrity,” said Bilirakis. “This is a good government bill. Americans who need flood insurance should be able to know how those costs are calculated. My legislation guarantees oversight and transparency – the American people deserve nothing less.”
The introduction of the Flood Insurance Integrity Act comes after H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013, was signed into law on March 21, 2014. H.R. 3370 provided much needed relief to Americans who were suffering from flood insurance rate increases in the tens of thousands of dollars because of FEMA’s disastrous implementation of the Biggert-Waters Act. The Flood Insurance Integrity Act will ensure oversight of FEMA to help prevent flawed implementation and administration of the NFIP in the future.