R.J. Lehmann on the Prospects for NFIP Reform

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ClimateWire – ICLE Editor-in-Chief R.J. Lehmann was quoted by ClimateWire in a story about the prospects for a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program in the 118th Congress. You can read full piece here.

“One reason there hasn’t been movement is there hasn’t been anything to force it,” said R.J. Lehmann, an expert on flood insurance at the International Center for Law & Economics. “There’s no reason to have votes that expose members to things they don’t want to vote on.”

Lehmann said that with Republicans controlling the House and Democrats controlling the Senate, lawmakers could be forced to scale back their ambitions for overhauling the NFIP.

“It may be the constraints of having the two chambers controlled by different parties make that a starting point,” Lehmann said.