Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This is Lynn Jenkins, she does not represent us

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5114, the Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act in roll call 447 by a vote of 329 to 90. Lynn Jenkins, of course, voted no.  Details about H.R. 5114 were posted on this blog July 13th.

Arizona Republican Jeff Flake

Arizona's Republican Representative Jeff Flake introduced an Amendment mandating that no funds made available for grants under this bill may be used for earmarks. That Amendment passed 423 to 3.

New York Democrat Scott Murphy

New York's Democratic Representative Scott Murphy offered an Amendment requiring all funds authorized under the Act to be expended in a manner consistent with the manual on Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. The Murphy Amendment passed 421 to 0.

This bill represents a major revamp of the Flood Insurance Program. The large margin of victory was driven by the fact that from A to Z this bill was driven by constituent concerns about improving Flood Insurance and making it more workable.

The trend continues, if government can do something to respond to the plight of ordinary people Lynn Jenkins is against it. Lynn Jenkins likes to tell us of her financial planning expertise. Really? Would you take financial planning advise from a person who tells you not to protect your assets through insurance? And neither would I. When it comes to flood insurance there is only one game in town. Lynn Jenkins just voted to let you and yours float downstream.

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