Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., on Tuesday praised the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives that, he said, like a Senate-passed bill he helped write, would protect homeowners, businesses and communities from unreasonable flood insurance premiums without jeopardizing the stability of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Cochran said the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR.3370) that the House of Representatives approved (306-91) Tuesday evening, would achieve the primary goals of the Senate-passed companion bill he helped author to address problems exposed with implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Haven't heard anything from the camp of state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is opposing Cochran in the June 3 primary. As late as Feb. 24, columnist Bill Crawford said McDaniel was on the fence on the issue.
One of McDaniel's backers, the Club for Growth is opposed, It urged all its members to vote no on the House bill.