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Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Questions Top FEMA Flood Insurance Official

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) questioned Roy E. Wright, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on why bad actors such as U.S. Forensic and attorney Gerald Nielsen continue to receive flood recovery dollars from the government. (Via Sen. John Kennedy)


Congressman Frank Pallone pressures new FEMA head to act swiftly on Flood Insurance Claims

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long, raising concerns over the agency’s lack of action in resolving flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy. He asked that the agency take swift action on behalf of those who have suffered from documented, widespread fraud perpetrated by private insurance companies in the aftermath of the storm. (Via Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr)


Congressman Frank Pallone & US Sen Menendez announce FEMA’s pledge to reform NFIP after fraud scandal

After weeks of criticism from Superstorm Sandy victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reversed course and agreed to a series of flood-insurance reforms that advocates say should benefit victims. The reforms, announced Friday by Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, along with Reps. Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell Jr., all Democrats, have been agreed to by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. (Via USA Today)


US Senators Cory Booker & Robert Menendez announce FEMA to reopen 142,000 Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to reopen claims filed by nearly 142,000 homeowners whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Agency officials will review the claims filed by any of the 141,800 homeowners with federal flood insurance who ask them to do so, U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) said today following a closed-door meeting at the Capitol with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. (Via NJ.com)


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