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Statements by members of Congress in Louisiana and Mississippi Thursday that increases in flood-insurance premiums now being implemented will be delayed through a provision in a recent appropriations bill are inaccurate, according to industry lobbyists and officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. had said a bulletin written by FEMA and sent out Thursday to Write-Your-Own companies indicated that the rate hikes would be delayed by a provision in the recently passed appropriations legislation for the current year sponsored by Cassidy.

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