WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) this week encouraged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to continuing improving its communication with the public as it works to implement reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Cochran serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee that conducted a hearing Wednesday on implementation of Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA), a law he helped write to ensure the affordability of NFIP insurance rates for homeowners and communities. It was enacted in March.
“The long-term success of the National Flood Insurance Program is not only contingent on FEMA’s thoughtful and responsible implementation of reforms, but also whether homeowners, businesses and whole communities understand and trust in these changes,” Cochran said.