Temporary Increase in Borrowing Authority for National Flood Insurance Programby Representative Maxine Waters
Posted on 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. Members on the opposite side of the aisle have criticized their own leadership for the delay.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am from California. I have witnessed earthquake disaster. I have been involved in trying to help with Katrina and in making sure that the people who were the victims of Katrina were compensated, were taken care of. This is unconscionable that this has had to take so long. I watched Congressman Meeks up in Rockaway. I watched the people who cried. I watched the people who begged for help, who begged for assistance.
This is so late in coming, so I support this bill today. I am one of the coauthors of the flood insurance reauthorization bill, along with Mrs. Biggert, who reauthorized flood insurance for another 5 years. Let's put the money in it. Let's do what is right. Let's take care of this disaster.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from New York (Mr. Meeks) has 1\1/4\ minutes remaining, and the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Garrett) has 2\1/4\ minutes remaining.