Governor Rick Scott wants president Obama to take action on flood insurance rates

Governor Rick Scott traveled to Palm Beach County Thursday and had a message for Washington and President Obama.

On Palm Beach he called for the president to halt what he calls 'unreasonable' increases to national flood insurance rates.

Eight days ago governor Scott sent a letter to the White House seeking a meeting to discuss flood insurance rates and calling on president to prevent increases on Florida homeowners.

He says the president has yet to respond.

"We need to get less talk out of Washington. We need to get more action out of Washington. The president has the power to stop these rate increases and has elected not to do it," governor Scott said.

The Flood Insurance Reform Bill received widespread support from members of Congress... including most from Florida, before the president signed it into law.

 

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