Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
Message from Senator Mary Landrieu (La) re: Biggert-Waters
Great news! The Senate passed my flood insurance fix to delay the most dangerous provisions of Biggert-Waters and make sure FEMA's flood maps are accurate and reliable. While that's great news, we're not done yet. It still must pass the House of Representatives.
Fixing this flawed legislation is about more than protecting people's homes and equity. It is about preserving the American dream, that if you work hard and play by the rules you can have a secure future. You know best, this is not just a fight for affordable flood insurance. It is a fight for our culture, a treasured way of life and continued economic growth.
Thank you for your continued support and action on this issue. The House passing this bill is the next step for this bill to become law. I am ready to work with the House—Republicans and Democrats—to get this done.