Two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives–disgruntled about insurer handling of Hurricane Katrina claims–have launched a campaign to limit the industry’s antitrust exemption should their party take control of Congress in this week’s election.

At a recent press conference, Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., and Charlie Melancon, D-La., said a Democratic-controlled House would look into insurance industry practices they contend have shifted the financial burden of Hurricane Katrina claims onto the taxpayer.

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