N.J. Republican blasts colleagues for shortchanging Jersey Shore on flood insurance

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank LoBiondo, whose Jersey Shore district was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, blasted his fellow House Republicans for advancing a flood insurance bill that he said was biased against New Jersey.

LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., turned his ire on his colleagues during debate on the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, designed to renew the National Flood Insurance Program that expires this year.

“We’re picking winners and losers,” LoBiondo said on the House floor. “Why should it be that the concerns of my district and people I represent have any less of an influence than on what happens here.”

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Source: NJ.com Cape May

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