Rep. McKinley Votes to Protect Homeowners from Skyrocketing Flood Insurance Rates


Date: March 4, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan plan that will provide immediate relief to homeowners coping with dramatically increasing flood insurance rates.

"For the past five months we have been meeting with homeowners, business owners, realtors and others and heard their stories of seeing their flood insurance rates skyrocket," said Rep. McKinley. "We began working to fix their problems and provide relief for people. This plan will do just that."

"This proposal will not add to the debt and makes permanent reforms," added McKinley. "Most importantly it will end extreme flood insurance rate increases and help communities like Wheeling, New Martinsville and Fairmont."

"We're pleased the House Leadership listened to our concerns and cleared the way for a vote to ease flood insurance rate hikes currently facing thousands of West Virginians," said Rep. McKinley. "Now we're hopeful this legislation will pass the Senate quickly and immediately give homeowners the relief they need."