Senate May Vote on Flood Bill This Week; FIPNC, NFIP Meet at PIA
The Senate may vote this week on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370), prior to adjourning for a week-long recess. H.R. 3370 passed in the House on Tuesday March 4 by a vote of 306 to 91, with 34 not voting. There had been some speculation that the Senate would move swiftly to consider the legislation, but an anonymous senator objected to an attempt to move the legislation through unanimous consent, which would have allowed for expedited consideration of the bill. This objection will likely force the Senate to meet a 60-vote threshold before moving forward.
With the flood bill poised for a Senate vote, the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee (FIPNC) held a meeting on Monday, March 10, at the PIA National headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. PIA National President-elect Richie Clements, the chairman of FIPNC, chaired the meeting. This meeting was then followed by a meeting with officials of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), also held at the PIA National headquarters.
Flood Insurance Meeting at PIA Headquarters:David Treutel was honored for his past two years of service as Chair of the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee (FIPNC) March 10, 2014. (left to right) PIA National President-elect Richie Clements, owner-principal of Clements Insurance Services LLC, Chalmette, Louisiana and current Chair of FIPNC; Ed Connor, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); David Treutel, owner-principal of Treutel Insurance Agency, Inc. & T&T Financial Services, P.A., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, immediate past FIPNC Chair; David Miller, FEMA Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA).