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  • Temporary Increase in Borrowing Authority for National Flood Insurance Program


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    Representative Scott Garrett

    From: NJ District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    GARRETT. Madam Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 41) to temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National...



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    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    MEEKS. Madam Speaker, I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I'm pleased that today on this floor, though it may be a little late, that we'll finally act on a piece of legislation that's vital...



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    Representative Jeb Hensarling

    From: TX District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    HENSARLING. There's no doubt that Hurricane Sandy rendered unspeakable damage to both lives and property on our east coast. It represents truly one of the great natural disasters of recent history. ...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    MALONEY of New York. I thank the gentleman for his leadership and for yielding. Madam Speaker, the victims of Superstorm Sandy can wait no longer. It's been 11 weeks. Haven't they suffered and waited...



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    Representative Peter T. King

    From: NY District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    KING of New York. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of this legislation. This legislation is the first necessary step that's needed to provide the assistance...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    PALLONE. Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from New York. Madam Speaker, this action by the House Republican leadership is too little and too late. I have to say I'm still very upset--and...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    SMITH of New Jersey. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 41. I want to thank leadership for posting it today, and especially thank Chairman Scott Garrett for authoring this critically important...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I want to congratulate all of the Members who represent New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and other jurisdictions who have been united in a...



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    Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

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    Party:

    Date: 2013-01-04

    FRELINGHUYSEN. I thank my colleague from New Jersey for yielding. Madam Speaker, it's been 70 days, and the residents of the Northeast have been--many of them--living in misery and heartache. I'm pleased...



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    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    VELAZQUEZ asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. VELAZQUEZ. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, Hurricane Sandy has devastated New York, and thousands...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    LOWEY. I thank the distinguished, distinguished ranking member, Mr. Meeks, for your eloquence, as always. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of this legislation, and I would like to thank Chairman...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    PASCRELL. You would think, Madam Chair, that we're having a Sadie Hawkins dance here today and we're patting each other on the back. The real sponsor of this legislation are the people who have been...



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    Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland

    From: GA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    WESTMORELAND. I want to thank the chairman for recognizing me. I just want to say that I support this bill not because I support the increased borrowing that we are doing [[Page H44]] for our flood...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    ENGEL. I thank my friend from New York, and I rise in strong support of this legislation. I must say Tuesday night when I found out that we were not taking this legislation up in the previous Congress,...



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    Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    From: NY District 19

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    GIBSON. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the legislation. Indeed, as was intimated moments ago, in the summer of 2011, my district was struck by...



    A picture of Representative Darrell E. Issa

    Representative Darrell E. Issa

    From: CA District 49

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-04

    ISSA. Madam Speaker, today we're doing the important thing, the critical thing. I wish today that this had been what we'd voted on in the previous session, to recharge the flood insurance that needs...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    KAPTUR asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. KAPTUR. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I rise in support of Hurricane Sandy relief wherever it is needed. I want...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    NADLER. I thank the gentleman for yielding the time. Madam Speaker, obviously, I support this bill today to replenish the hurricane insurance fund, which would otherwise run dry for the entire country...



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    Representative Albio Sires

    From: NJ District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    SIRES. Madam Speaker, as I sat here, I was thinking that maybe there is a bias against the northeastern States of this country. This devastation can happen to any State, and no one State has the money...



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    Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

    From: NY District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    MALONEY of New York. I thank the gentleman for his leadership and for yielding. Madam Speaker, the victims of Superstorm Sandy can wait no longer. It's been 11 weeks. Haven't they suffered and waited...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentleman very much, and I thank the proponent of this legislation. It is obviously needed. I come from the gulf region. We lost thousands and thousands and thousands from...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    WATERS. Thank you very much, Congressman Meeks. I am so proud of the Members of this Congress from both sides of the aisle who have been real advocates--who have been on television, who have been fighting....



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    CLARKE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask all of my colleagues to support H.R. 41, a bipartisan proposal to replenish the National Flood Insurance Fund which will increase its borrowing authority and...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    VAN HOLLEN. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of HR 41, a measure to increase by $9.7 billion the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program, enabling the program to continue paying...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    GREEN of Texas. Madam Speaker, today I rise in support of H.R. 41, to temporarily increase the borrowing authority of FEMA for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program. This bill would provide...



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    Representative Steve Israel

    From: NY District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-04

    ISRAEL of new york in the house of representatives Friday, January 4, 2013 Mr. ISRAEL. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support...