WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA.) released the following statement today on the Office of Management and Budget's supplemental budget request.
"The request includes deeply troubling policy suggestions that would harm Louisiana families insured through the National Flood Insurance Program. The Office of Management and Budget wants to turn the NFIP into a means-tested program that would lead to skyrocketing premiums for the majority of policyholders in Louisiana. This would hurt middle-class families as well as senior citizens living on fixed incomes. This would put our economy in a death spiral by pricing families out of their homes.
"I am going to fight the inclusion of this language. Owning a home is part of the American dream. We can't put that dream out of reach."