Boehner: House won't repeal flood insurance hikes

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm •  Published: January 16, 2014
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In a statement issued later by his office, the Ohio Republican said: "While I don't support repealing the 2012 law, we're listening to members and the alternative ideas they are offering on this issue. There have been ongoing discussions with members, and the House may consider changes to the law in the weeks and months ahead that both help homeowners and protect taxpayers."

The issue is of great concern to lawmakers representing coastal areas. The Senate will shortly take up legislation to delay major elements of the law, and the legislation is expected to pass easily. Boehner's position and opposition from the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, means the legislation face an uphill climb in the House.

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