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Marino introduces legislation to repeal flood insurance law

January 9, 2014

U.S. Rep. Thomas A....

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girlfrommuncy

Jan-10-14 9:27 AM

to spike2..No..that is not how is was..Marino was asked this question over and over..there were no rates stated in the legislation...nothing that would let anyone even dream that rate hikes would be so astronomical...

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eriklatranyi

Jan-09-14 9:07 PM

So, if the legislation directs FEMA to conduct a study first, then this is all FEMA's fault for not following the law.

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johnnyad3

Jan-09-14 11:32 AM

I have spoken before about B-W being in the Transportation Bill and a good reason why we should have our elected politicians vote on bills by themselves without amendments.

Rep. Marino said however he knew about B-W but voted for it because of FEMA debt problems.

Whether that's true or not, I think the Transportation bill passed both Senate and House because of the Federal money that would go to each state for transportation. Most of our infrastructure is a mess. Bridges in PA are really old and some crumbling. But the bottom line is about the money coming to the state through that bill.

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USABorn

Jan-09-14 11:12 AM

CaveFelem - 6:19 AM "I looked up the roll call vote on this, and Rep. Marino voted for it (along with 401 others, 18 against, and 12 didn't vote).

I haven't read all the articles. Has he explained why he voted for a bill he's now trying to repeal? If it was such a bad idea, why the landslide vote for it?"

Liberals just keep talking the same old drivel!

One more time....they DID NOT VOTE ON THE FLOOD BILL but on the large transportation bill it was attached to. And FEMA STILL HAS NOT DONE THE AFFORDABILITY TESTING AS REQUIRED BY THE BILL BEFORE IT CAN BE ENFORCED.

Hey libs.....why didn't the democrat controlled senate vote the bill down?

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mahs81

Jan-09-14 11:01 AM

Too bad this is not the ACA because if it were, his excellency, would have ignored the Constitution yet again and simply stopped implementing the law as written.

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johnnyad3

Jan-09-14 10:32 AM

B-W is first mentioned in the S-G in a letter in Oct. 2013. According to the letter, Rep. Marino knew he voted for it because he told the letter writer FEMA was in debt.

S-1846 is co-sponsored by Sen. Casey but Mim said this has been blocked by Sen. Toomey. S-1846 would postpone any rate hikes for four years for homeowners while it mandates an affordability study and assures a sound flood mapping approach. It would then assure flood insurance is accurate and affordable.

I'm not sure why Sen. Toomey would block this bill but it sounds like regardless, the cat is out of the bag. Rates will increase either soon or in 4 years. Now that there is awareness, what will happen to home/cabin prices?

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LaughIn

Jan-09-14 10:31 AM

Good analogy Spike! Maybe his pay check should reflect his homework skills?

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Capricorn1

Jan-09-14 9:42 AM

That should read, In the state of FL alone, in the last 35 years home owners have paid in four times as much in premiums that have been returned in claims.

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Capricorn1

Jan-09-14 9:41 AM

interest and 2/3 of our policy is going to administration, wonder why you are paying 12,000$ a year and fema cannot get out of debt. this is a joke. -Mim

What is being done to correct the financial mismanagement within FEMA? In the state of FL alone, in the last 35 years home owners have been in four times as much in premiums that have been returned in claims. A lot of people are coming down on those that live in flood plains, but what is being done to audit the billions that has received in the past. One needs to only google FEMA waste to see the extent of the waste and abuse of these funds. Now they want to channel billions more into this program?

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Capricorn1

Jan-09-14 9:34 AM

Did FEMA promise legislators that rates would only go up minimally? Erik

Erik, FEMA had no way of knowing the impact of this legislation because the affordability study was directed to be done as part of the bill, not before the bill was signed. So if legislators are pointing the finger at FEMA for telling then the rise in rates would be minimal, why did they direct FEMA to do the study as part of the bill? Which by the way is suppose to take two years to complete and is still not done. Once again the government put the cart before the horse.

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streetmachine

Jan-09-14 9:33 AM

2500 TIMES 12 IS 30000.00 10000 OUT OF THT IS JUST A PIECE OF CAKE YOU LANDLORD GOT GREEDY WHAT DID U THINK YOU WERE GOING TO KEEP ALL THAT FOR FREE OF COURSE THE GOVERMENT WANTS THERE SHARE OF YOUR GREEDINESS IT HURTS WHEN YOUR USED TO PAYING 500.00 A YEAR FOR INS JUMPING TO 10000 WHAT ABOUT THE RENTERS JUMPING FROM 500 A MONTH TO 2500 WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND

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MimLogue

Jan-09-14 8:53 AM

homeowners affordability act 2013 stops Biggert waters immediately It was on cspan tuesday night!! Get marino and toomey on our side!! call Toomey 2022244254 He is throwing Lycoming county to the wolves!!

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MimLogue

Jan-09-14 8:50 AM

***********gao.gov/htext/d071078.html Insuarance companies who just write our policy have been paid over a billion!! interest and 2/3 of our policy is going to administration, wonder why you are paying 12,000$ a year and fema cannot get out of debt. this is a joke.

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MimLogue

Jan-09-14 8:43 AM

Already have a bill they are voting on it next week its all over twitter, utube,internet! Senator Menendez wrote a bill and SEN Toomey our teabagger stopped the vote!Marino should talk to Toomey flood insurance reform enemy Number 1!! if you want to save your home in Lycoming county go to StopFemaNow facebook!

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eriklatranyi

Jan-09-14 8:36 AM

Did FEMA promise legislators that rates would only go up minimally?

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spike2

Jan-09-14 7:47 AM

Let's say we are all still in High School. We are assigned a book to read. We are given a test. One question is from Chapter 6 and we got the answer wrong because we failed to read that chapter. Are you going to get a do-over? No. Is your grade now less? Yes. It is less because you failed to fully complete your assignment. End of story.

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SilverFeather

Jan-09-14 7:36 AM

ToTexasfromPA, you obviously know nothing about the "expensive, luxurious beach homes" you speak of. They get help, but they pay out the ear for insurance. I know, I'm "fromMantolokingtoPA." I remember the cost of insurance and we paid more than any in land flood prone homes. 23 years ago our premiums were $2,500. That's when we left. Now, if they are trying to change that, it's just another example of allowing the wealthy another way out while making the middle class pay for it. Again, why would Tom Marino Vote for such a bill.......?

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SilverFeather

Jan-09-14 7:29 AM

"Though Marino voted for the law, as did many others" Once again the Sungazette covering for one of their own. He voted for it, that's what HE DID! Now he running with his tail between his legs worried about losing all of the benefits most Americans will never have. Don't worry Tommy, you have enough sheep following you around, you're safe.

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andy33

Jan-09-14 6:48 AM

It was my understanding THIS bill was HIDDEN in a larger package of legislation...A good argument for voting on single bills, not 'bundled' bills!

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CaveFelem

Jan-09-14 6:19 AM

I looked up the roll call vote on this, and Rep. Marino voted for it (along with 401 others, 18 against, and 12 didn't vote).

I haven't read all the articles. Has he explained why he voted for a bill he's now trying to repeal? If it was such a bad idea, why the landslide vote for it?

ToTexasFromPA - agreed.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-09-14 5:56 AM

"and to keep flood insurance rates "reasonable, based on their income.""

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Flood insurance rates should be based upon the risk of a potential claim.

The higher the elevation for similar priced properties, the lower the flood insurance premiums should be. A lower value property should have lower priced flood insurance.

Otherwise those rich people with new, expensive, luxurious beach homes in New Jersey will get those with old, modest homes in Lycoming Co to subsidize them since the rich are good at hiding their taxable income.

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