Sens. Tester, Vitter Join Heartland Institute Today in Push for Flood Insurance Reauthorization

Published February 14, 2012

Senators joined by CEOs from the National Wildlife Federation, American Insurance Association, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Reinsurance Association of America, Taxpayers for Common Sense, American Rivers, and The Heartland Institute

WASHINGTON – Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and David Vitter (R-LA) are joining forces in the push to reauthorize the bipartisan National Flood Insurance Program. Tester and Vitter will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 208 in the Senate Visitors Center.

Tester and Vitter will be joined by Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation; Leigh Ann Pusey, president and CEO of the American Insurance Association; Charles M. Chamness, president and CEO of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies; Frank Nutter, president of the Reinsurance Association of America; Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense; William Robert Irvin, president of American Rivers; and Joseph Bast, president and CEO of The Heartland Institute.

The national organizations are members of the Smarter Safer Coalition, an organization dedicated to supporting environmentally responsible, fiscally sound approaches to natural catastrophe policy that promotes public safety.

The Smarter Safer Coalition is joining with Tester and Vitter in pushing for a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. Long-term reauthorization and reform of this program will provide homeowners with certainty while protecting taxpayers.

Press Conference Details:

What: Press conference on reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program

Who: Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and David Vitter (R-LA)

When: Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Senate Visitors Center, Room 208

The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.