The Bush administration is against expanding the National Flood Insurance Program to include windstorm coverage, a Treasury official bluntly told a House subcommittee last week, placing a major roadblock in the path of legislation to create all-perils federal homeowners coverage.

“The administration opposes H.R. 920,” Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Phillip Swagel said in testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.

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