A bipartisan proposal to delay federal flood insurance rate hikes that take effect today is being stymied by a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law, Sen. Bill Nelson said.
Nelson, D-Fla., along with U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; David Vitter, R-La.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, sponsored legislation last week to delay implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act until next year.