Scott Requests Meeting With President To Fix Flood Insurance Rate Hike

By: Governor's Office News Release Email
By: Governor's Office News Release Email

News Release: Governor Scott's Office

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott called for a meeting with President Obama to discuss unfair insurance rate hikes placed on Florida families resulting from the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.

Full Letter from Governor Scott

January 15, 2014

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Last week, I wrote to inform you of the devastating consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which you signed into law on July 6, 2012. I have yet to receive your response.

You already used your executive authority to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and undo health insurance laws that were costing Floridians the health care plans they liked and wanted to keep. Why is keeping Floridians in their homes less important?

Floridians are suffering. I would like to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss how we can resolve this unfair insurance rate hike on Florida families.

We need you to take immediate action to undo the harmful effects of this law before it cripples Florida’s real-estate market and threatens our state’s economic momentum. I am making myself available to meet with you on this critical issue at your earliest convenience. Our state cannot wait. I look forward to sitting down with you soon to fix this problem.

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