February 9, 2014 12:00 AM

A setback for reasonable flood insurance rate hike delay

In some quarters, partisanship in the GOP-dominated U.S. House of Representatives got blamed for the defeat of a measure that would have approved a bipartisan Senate measure to delay flood insurance reform. But that sensible postponement was attached to unrelated legislation that Republicans found not only objectionable but possibly poisonous to the vital flood measure.

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