FEMA: Flood insurance delay bill advanced in Senate

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The United States Senate voted Monday night on legislation that would delay the implementation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expanded flood maps and hefty flood insurance premium increases.

The senate voted 83 – 16 to advance legislation that would delay FEMA’S expanded flood maps and drastic flood insurance increases.

Marshfield Town Administrator Rocco Longo spoke about Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s recent prediction regarding the senate vote and said, “In her presentation to us at the Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting said that she though there was good chance that the pause legislation could be adopted.”

However, Longo said Warren isn’t so positive about the bill making it through the republican controlled House of Representatives.

“She didn’t have the same enthusiasm about it passing the same way in the house. But she did have enthusiasm about it passing the legislature, so that was very good and really good to hear.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner has come out against the bill.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.