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house Bill H.R. 7187

Extending the National Flood Insurance Program For One Week

Argument in favor

There is broad consensus that the NFIP is poorly run, and Congress’s short-term reauthorizations of the program without addressing its inefficiencies is unsustainable. This extension is needed to give Congress another opportunity to pass long-term reforms and prevent the NFIP from shutting down.

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11/29/2018
Extend it but also begin banning development in flood zones!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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11/30/2018
PASS THE SHORT-TERM EXTENSION AS REQUESTED There is broad consensus that the NFIP is poorly run, and Congress’s short-term reauthorizations of the program without addressing its inefficiencies is unsustainable. This extension is needed to give Congress another opportunity to pass long-term reforms and prevent the NFIP from shutting down. SneakyPete...... 11*29*18......
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collins1129's Opinion
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11/29/2018
Vote yes to extend the national flood insurance program one week. This program needs to be reworked to address its shortcomings this year.
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Argument opposed

A one-week extension of the NFIP is unlikely to result in Congress finally coming to an agreement on long-term changes to the program, after numerous short-term extensions in the past. This Congress should extend the program so that the incoming Congress can address the issue early next year.

burrkitty's Opinion
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11/29/2018
Just stop. That program needs to die anyway. It just encourages irresponsible building in flood zones. We shouldn’t be encouraging it. Building in V zones should be illegal and existing structures removed. Zones with the A classification should be prohibited from building new construction. Only remodeling should be allowed.
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IllWill's Opinion
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11/29/2018
A one week extension? Are you kidding me? Does anyone really expect Congress to get its act together in one week? This program needs to be massively reformed. With climate change becoming an ever bigger issue, areas that are already at risk for flooding are going to be at even greater risk. We cannot encourage more building in areas that have the highest risk for floods and many properties that have the highest risks need to be torn down.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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11/30/2018
Their flood program only seems to help the wealthy. Instead of paying folks to rebuild in flood prone areas maybe maybe use that money to move them to safer areas and use Dutch tactics in flood control.
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    Extend it but also begin banning development in flood zones!
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    Just stop. That program needs to die anyway. It just encourages irresponsible building in flood zones. We shouldn’t be encouraging it. Building in V zones should be illegal and existing structures removed. Zones with the A classification should be prohibited from building new construction. Only remodeling should be allowed.
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    A one week extension? Are you kidding me? Does anyone really expect Congress to get its act together in one week? This program needs to be massively reformed. With climate change becoming an ever bigger issue, areas that are already at risk for flooding are going to be at even greater risk. We cannot encourage more building in areas that have the highest risk for floods and many properties that have the highest risks need to be torn down.
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    Their flood program only seems to help the wealthy. Instead of paying folks to rebuild in flood prone areas maybe maybe use that money to move them to safer areas and use Dutch tactics in flood control.
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    PASS THE SHORT-TERM EXTENSION AS REQUESTED There is broad consensus that the NFIP is poorly run, and Congress’s short-term reauthorizations of the program without addressing its inefficiencies is unsustainable. This extension is needed to give Congress another opportunity to pass long-term reforms and prevent the NFIP from shutting down. SneakyPete...... 11*29*18......
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    Vote yes to extend the national flood insurance program one week. This program needs to be reworked to address its shortcomings this year.
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    Absolutely not. The people who live inland pay higher insurance premiums to help cover the cost of these million dollar houses built on the coastal lines for the rich. If you can't afford 100% of the cost of flood insurance you can't afford to live on a coastal line. Wanting help from the government to subsidize your flood insurance is welfare for the rich!!! The government needs to get out of the insurance business, they can't even balance their own budget!
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    Get the government out of the insurance business.
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    If information indicates it’s necessary, then do it. What I oppose, rebuilding in the same area destroyed by hurricane, or river flooding and earthquakes. Definition of insanity is repeating the same steps to get the same results. All insurance payouts are amortized throughout all homeowner polices throughout our country. Stop the World I need To get Off.
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    Let’s help those in need, especially in the light of this Christmas season.
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    It should be eliminated—all of us who pay for our insurance are paying extra to help subsidize insurance for those in flood zones that private insurance won’t cover....because it’s too likely to flood! It’s a losing proposition and our Federal gov’t is wasting our limited tax dollars on it.
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    Why is the government in the flood insurance. This is a program that should’ve never began. If you can afford the insurance you should not live there.
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    I think the government should discontinue the program which encourages people to live in obvious flood plains and cost the tax payers billions
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    The wise man built his house upon the ROCK!😁
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    If your beachfront home is destroyed by a coastal storm you get to rebuild ONCE and only once. I think I read that some time ago. If that isn't the law it should be. The same should apply to floods. Local news outlets in NC report some homes have been repaired 5 or more times since hurricane Irene. Does that make any sense? Rebuild once then relocate to higher, safer ground. You might want to avoid places that are prone to wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters. Rewrite the law. Stop subsidizing stupidity with our tax $$$.
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    The Federal Government needs to get out of the Insurance business!
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    Address climate change and climate refugees without the US. Talk about birth control, limiting driving, the limits of public benefits and the benefits of alternative energy and healthcare. We need rule of law not rule of thuggery
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    Figure out a way to discourage housing in flood areas, without devastating people who can't afford to move and face floods.
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    Many people are still feeling ramifications of flooding. I think an additional week isn’t a deal breaker. It provides more time to create a long term solution. I wouldn’t extend a short term solution any further though. Eventually our leaders need to feel pressure to pass the right plan.
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    Wait for new Congress...
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