House of Representatives Passes Rep. Michael Grimm’s Flood Insurance Reform Bill

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Forestalling a Wave of Premium Hikes and Foreclosures, House Passes H.R. 3370 with Sweeping Bipartisan Support

Rep. Michael Grimm

The passage of this bill represents a major, uplifting milestone in our city’s long road to recovery since Superstorm Sandy.

Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY), issued the following statement reacting to the House of Representatives’ passage of his flood insurance reform bill, H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014:

“I join with my colleagues in the House and Senate, Republican and Democrat in celebrating this rare moment of harmony in a Congress increasingly defined by bitterness and resentment,” Rep. Michael Grimm said. “It’s hard to find the words to express how incredibly proud I am to have sponsored this tremendous victory for my constituents as well as one of Congress’ most consequential bipartisan achievements in recent years.”

Rep. Grimm continued, “The passage of this bill represents a major, uplifting milestone in our city’s long road to recovery since Superstorm Sandy. These hard-fought reforms will keep hardworking families in their homes, businesses open, and restore vitality to our fragile housing market. Staten Island and Brooklyn, and countless communities across the country, will remain affordable places to live, work, and raise a family.”

“If we can find common ground on flood insurance reform, imagine what we can do to tackle other challenges like our skyrocketing national debt and unemployment epidemic.”

Rep. Grimm went on to say. “At the end of the day, this vote proves that Members of Congress can truly champion the interests of the people, and I thank my colleagues, especially Representatives Maxine Waters, Bill Cassidy, Gregory Meeks, Frank LoBiondo and Majority Leader Eric Cantor for their constant humility and dedication throughout this process.”

Rep. Grimm concluded, “I hope that the passage of H.R. 3370 will serve as an example for future legislators about the good that we can provide for those we represent when we put people over politics. Without a doubt, I will always remember my vote tonight as one of the proudest moments of my life, and hold it up as a constant reminder that through true leadership, common ground is never beyond our reach.”

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3370 under a suspension of the rules at 6:57 PM on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, by a vote of 306 - 91.

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