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Coastal lawmakers, fearing rate hikes, cross party lines to keep flood insurance subsidies

Nearly a year after Congress was hailed for moving to fix the debt-ridden flood insurance program, coastal lawmakers are trying to stall key measures intended to slow shoreline development and buttress the program against looming threats. One example is Andrea, this year's first tropical storm, which is giving the East Coast the first taste of what is being predicted to be a very active hurricane season.

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