The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.
The bill would allow sellers to pass along their subsidized, below-market insurance rates to new buyers and lower the limit on how much flood insurance premiums can rise each year. The measure was approved 306-91.
The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.
Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
Rep. Peter King said House Speaker John Boehner agreed to schedule a vote Friday on $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another vote Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package.
Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
An eighth grader told a school counselor that he and a friend had broken a window over the weekend at the office on Staten Island.
Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm was the victim of an act of vandalism at his campaign office and is calling it sabotage.
The FBI is considering whether to open an investigation into allegations that followers of a New York City rabbi made illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, according to a law enforcement official.
There are new predictions that as many as 100 seats held by Democrats in the House of Representatives could be won by Republicans, and that includes 10 seats in New York.