What They Are Saying: Florida Legislators Thank Governor Scott for Keeping Flood Insurance Affordable for Florida Families

On Friday President Obama signed welcome legislation to push back the unfair and unreasonable hikes in flood insurance premiums. Governor Scott was proud to lobby Congress and the President to act on behalf of Florida families to help find a solution. Today Florida legislators thanked Governor Scott for his efforts to advocate for Florida homeowners in Washington, DC.

“This legislation brings needed relief to Florida families especially those in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. I thank Gov. Scott for his action on this bill and look forward to working with him on additional Florida based reforms to lower flood insurance rates.” – Senator Jeff Brandes

“By holding news conferences, appearing on national television, and even filing suit against the Federal Government, Governor Scott brought much needed attention to the flood insurance issue. The unfair rate hikes where hurting Florida families, and Governor Scott stepped in to help.” – Senator Jack Latvala

“Flood insurance rate hikes were hurting our economy, and I thank Governor Scott for stepping in immediately and addressing this problem.” – Representative Ed Hooper

“Pinellas County homeowners were hit hardest by the Biggert-Waters Act and I thank Governor Scott for fighting for them and all Florida homeowners,” said Rep. Larry Ahern, who lives in Pinellas County and is the sponsor of a state flood insurance relief bill with Sen. Jeff Brandes, also of Pinellas County.” – Representative Larry Ahern


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