A group of 13 U.S. Senators are questioning a provision of the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2011 that would require homeowners and businesses to purchase coverage from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

In a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-N.D.) and ranking member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the group asked the committee to address concerns regarding Section 107, which designates “areas of special flood hazard,” subject to flood insurance purchase requirements and land-use restrictions.

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