Flood Insurance

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R Street praises Virginia’s new flood risk standard for commonwealth-owned property
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s signing of Executive Order 45, which will require buildings owned by the commonwealth to have a minimum…

Letter requesting changes to H.R. 3167, National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Minority Leader McCarthy, Minority Whip Scalise, and Ranking Member McHenry:

Our organizations write in response to the recent letter from 64 members to House leadership requesting changes to…

, Congress
National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act Of 2019
R.J. Lehmann

From Congress:
Raymond J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy, R Street Institute. A number of members of the House of Representatives also testified, including The Honorable…

, Carolina Journal
Shifting sands: We continue to build and live along the N.C. coast, but should we?

From Carolina Journal:
R.J. Lehmann is a senior fellow at R Street, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. Lehmann says people need to understand the full risk of…

, Roll Call
How ‘resilience’ became a politically safe word for ‘climate change’

From Roll Call:
R.J. Lehmann, a senior fellow at the center-right R Street Institute, said the embrace of the term dates back to hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, but a series of devastating storms in…

, Morning Consult
Disaster Policy Must be Updated to Meet the Nation’s Evolving Needs
R.J. Lehmann

We have all witnessed the shocking rise in record numbers of multibillion-dollar natural catastrophes, with the damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Florence and Dorian still being felt across the country….

, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster
Reps Webster & Cartwright Unveil Legislation to Increase America’s Preparedness For Extreme Weather Events

From U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster:
‘Since 2012, taxpayers have laid out more than $200 billion in regular and emergency disaster relief spending,’ said R.J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance &…

, Our Daily Planet
Canada Won’t Keep Paying for Flood Victims to Rebuild, Should the US Follow Suit?

From Our Daily Planet:
For this reason, the libertarian R Street Institute supports legislation to reform the NFIP, they recently wrote that “The House Financial Services Committee passed reform…

, DS News
Homeowners are Neglecting Flood Insurance

From DS News:
According to R.J. Lehmann, who analyzes financial services at the R Street Institute,  rising insurance premiums under the NFIP have driven policyholders away. A federal law enacted…

, E&E News
31% of homeowners in Dorian’s path had dropped flood insurance

From Climate Wire:
R.J. Lehmann, who analyzes financial services at the R Street Institute, a libertarian think tank, said rising insurance premiums under the NFIP have driven policyholders away. A…