Majority Leader Eric Cantor discusses education and flood insurance reform

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Majority leader Eric Cantor was in Tampa Friday, February 14, 2014 talking about both education and flood insurance reform.

Tampa, Florida-- Majority leader Eric Cantor was in Tampa Friday talking about both education and flood insurance reform.

He held an educational roundtable with administrators, students and parents at Academy Prep Center located on Columbus Drive, just north of I-4.

Cantor talked about bringing school choice nationwide, and to learn more about "Step Up for Students", the state's tax credit scholarship program for low-income? students.

We also pressed Cantor about an upcoming vote on changes to the National Flood Insurance Program scheduled in the House.


-Flood insurance rates could spawn another foreclosure crisis
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"We want to make sure these modifications we'll be working on next week, the week from this one...that it is affordable and actuarily sound," said Cantor. "Which means the premiums have to be paid, and they can't be too high and not get paid because the program won't be actuarily sound."

The Senate has already passed a bill that would delay parts of the flood insurance program for four years.

Cantor wouldn't say what he planned to change about the Senate bill, but he did say Tampa Bay lawmakers like Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan and Richard Nugent were instrumental in ending a House stalemate.

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