WASHINGTON–Legislation introduced last week to create a federal emergency commission to study ways to shore up the catastrophe insurance marketplace is already generating controversy.

The bill was introduced May 25 by Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., and won the praise of the co-chairs of ProtectingAmerica.org, a group formed to promote federal-state backstops for insurers’ catastrophe losses.

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