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July 13, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 1309: Flood Insurance Reform Act

H.Res. 340: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1309

On Passage
Passed by 123 votes: 269-146, 16 not voting


H.R. 1309: Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
To extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program, to achieve reforms to improve the financial integrity and stability of the program, and to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risk, and for other purposes.

Amendments

H.Amdt. 615 by Rep. Speier [D-CA12]
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-138 to make it a violation for a lender, whose only interest in the property is the amount of the outstanding mortgage indebtedness, to require a homeowner to purchase more than the legally required amount of flood insurance--an amount equal to the outstanding principal balance of the loan.
Failed by 36 votes: 195-230, 6 not voting

H.Amdt. 616 by Rep. Flake [R-AZ6]
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-138 to strike additional coverage provided in H.R. 1309 for business interruption and cost of living expenses.
Failed by 188 votes: 118-305, 8 not voting

H.Amdt. 619 by Rep. Cardoza [D-CA18]
An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-138 to eliminate requirements to more broadly map areas considered to be residual risk.
Agreed to by 98 votes: 261-163, 7 not voting

H.Amdt. 624 by Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA3]
An amendment numbered 19 printed in House Report 112-138 to add a reserve fund requirement to the National Flood Insurance Program.
Agreed to by 58 votes: 241-183, 7 not voting

H.Amdt. 625 by Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
An amendment numbered 20 printed in House Report 112-138 to terminate current spending on TV and Radio commercials being aired to promote the NFIP in all 50 states and directs remaining funds to pay down NFIP's debt. The amendment would continue FEMA's mailing programs that are used to notify current policy holders of changes to their policies and maps as well as other educational publications they produce.
Failed by 53 votes: 186-238, 7 not voting

H.Amdt. 626 by Rep. Scott [D-VA3]
An amendment numbered 23 printed in House Report 112-138 to direct the GAO to conduct a study of the means and effects of facilitating a market for all-peril insurance policies for residential properties.
Failed by 39 votes: 192-230, 9 not voting

H.Amdt. 627 by Rep. Miller [R-MI10]
An amendment numbered 25 printed in House Report 112-138 to terminate NFIP by January 1, 2012 and allow States to form interstate compacts to provide insurance.
Failed by 347 votes: 38-384, 9 not voting


On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
Failed by 64 votes: 181-244, 6 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 384 votes: 406-22, 3 not voting

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