2014 Scorecard Vote
Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) sponsored H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which would repeal and delay key provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Artificially discounted flood insurance rates have led to the development and destruction of floodplains. By undermining steps to increase these premiums to market-based levels, H.R. 3370 will encourage further floodplain development and lead to the destruction of wetlands, forests, and other habitats that help mitigate flood damage, which will only be made worse by a changing climate. On March 4, the House passed H.R. 3370 by a vote of 306-91 (House roll call vote 91). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate subsequently passed H.R. 3370 and President Obama signed this legislation into law on March 21.