Flood insurance hikes: Gov. Rick Scott, President Obama to discuss flood insurance rates

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott is planning Monday to ask President Barack Obama to block major flood insurance rate hikes.

Scott is expected to make the personal plea as he and other governors meet with the president in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, Congress overhauled the Federal Flood Insurance program.

Those for the law say it is needed to trim debt, but those against it claim it leaves people paying more.

The Federal Flood Insurance program spends money to keep rates low.

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, has urged fellow lawmakers to delay the hikes, citing a South Florida couple making a "modest" income pays almost five times what they paid before the overhaul. 

This week Congress is expected to take a look at delaying the hikes, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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