While not all disasters are preventable, the country has been hit with damaging hurricanes and increased rainfall, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. Congress must focus on implementing policies that will reduce vulnerabilities and costs – and limit the damage. For the protection of every property owner and the good of every taxpayer in the United States, Congress must reform the NFIP, rather than keep the status quo, placing communities at risk of more flood damage.

You can read this op-ed in The Congress Blog.