Politics Stalls Plan to Bolster Flood Insurance

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The drive to restructure the perennially underfinanced program -- another casualty of Katrina -- has been blocked by real estate interests, who worry that requiring millions more people to buy flood insurance would stifle development, and by lawmakers from areas that rarely flood who see their constituents as supporting those who are frequently flooded, particularly in the South.

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