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District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Banking Secretary Questioned On Flood Insurance Issues, Says Everett
2/12/2014
Rep. Garth Everett, member of the House Appropriations Committee, is shown here questioning Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Glenn Moyer on flood insurance issue during a recent budget hearing. 
HARRISBURG
– During the recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Banking and Securities, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) and fellow committee member, Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), questioned Secretary Glenn Moyer on the impact of the federal flood insurance act on Pennsylvania.

“Representative Millard and I have been very concerned about issues we have been hearing about from some of our constituents, both residential and business owners, about the impact the 2012 federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act is having on them,” said Everett. “One of the major issues is the steep rise in flood insurance premiums in the wake of the passage of the act. Secretary Moyer has pledged to assist us in our efforts to make this insurance affordable for Pennsylvanians. We will be conducting hearings in the General Assembly to better understand the issue, to spread the word and to determine what we may be able to do at the state level to help.”

The Biggert-Waters Reform Act made changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and caused premiums on flood policies to skyrocket. Everett said there has been a profound impact on the sales of homes and businesses in the flood areas. During the hearing, he urged Secretary Moyer to be an advocate for Pennsylvania on the national level. Moyer said if the federal government does not act, the Commonwealth will need to take come form of action.

“The president and Congress ultimately need to correct the problems they have created,” said Everett. “I do know that in our region, Congressman Tom Marino is looking into legislative options and he is being joined by several of his colleagues. I hope that this will be a successful effort. That said, here on the state level, we are going to do what we can to address this situation.”

Everett urged residents to contact Marino and U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey. Contact information is available on Everett’s website at RepEverett.com

Representative Garth D. Everett
84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com  
RepEverett.com

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