With Northeast Underwater, Republican Obstruction Killed Flood Insurance

06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last week, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), blocked an extension of unemployment benefits, claiming that they objected to granting the extension without offsetting it with a spending cut elsewhere.


But it wasn't only unemployment benefits that expired: the same package that the Republicans blocked also included extenders for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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