Full Committee Hearing

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part I

Date:   Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Remote

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet REMOTELY to conduct a hearing entitled, “Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part I.” The witnesses will be: Mr. Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers; Ms. Velma M. Smith, Senior Officer, Government Relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ms. Rebecca Kagan Sternhell, Director, New York City Office of Federal Affairs; Mr. Stephen Ellis, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense; and Mr. R.J. Lehmann, Senior Fellow and Editor-in-Chief, International Center for Law & Economics.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - Pennsylvania)


  1. Mr. Chad Berginnis
    Executive Director
    Association of State Floodplain Managers
  2. Ms. Velma M. Smith
    Senior Officer, Government Relations
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  3. Ms. Rebecca Kagan Sternhell
    New York City Office of Federal Affairs
  4. Mr. Stephen Ellis
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
  5. Mr. R.J. Lehmann
    Senior Fellow and Editor-in-Chief
    International Center for Law & Economics