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In flood insurance fight, Congress wants easy win, not tough solutions

Ed Boyle usually looks to the sea for approaching disasters. But the latest one came in his mailbox. The Vietnam veteran was billed $37,131 for federal flood insurance in November after paying about $400 annually for the past 16 years on his beachfront duplex in North Topsail Beach, N.C. That letter illustrates the challenges lawmakers face as rate increases take hold under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, a sweeping piece of legislation that passed overwhelmingly in 2012 to the applause of fiscal conservatives and environmentalists both.

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