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Senators Elizabeth Warren, Charles Schumer, Cory Booker, & Robert Menendez grill FEMA head at Senate Banking Committee Hearing
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development held a hearing July 30, called “The Flood Insurance Claims Process in Communities After Sandy: Lessons Learned and Potential Improvements.” (Via PIA National)
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)
6 US Senators write letter to FEMA director expressing “Deep Concern” over treatment of policyholders
6 US Senators write to FEMA to express deep concern about the treatment of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders as recently reported by CBS News. (Via Kristen Gillibrand Senate Website)
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)
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