Three days ago, December 2nd, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authored and introduced by Congressman Mike McIntyre which will ensure that North Carolina houses which were mistakenly included in coastal protection zones are removed and can receive flood insurance.
In addition, the bill ensures that environmentally vulnerable areas and wildlife on the state’s coast are protected for future generations.
Congressman McIntyre said, “This day marks a great triumph for both our coastal homeowners and all those who enjoy our pristine beaches every year. With this bipartisan bill, we will make much-needed changes to the Coastal Barrier Resources System maps in order to provide financial relief to North Carolina’s coastal homeowners and ensure protection of some of the state’s most precious natural resources. Fighting for common-sense solutions to our nation’s challenges has always been my top priority during my time in Congress. With the passage of our legislation, we reaffirm that commitment.”
Known as the “McIntyre Bill”, H.R. 3572 sailed through the House with a strong bipartisan vote of 410 to 7.
Congressman McIntyre worked closely with constituents, homeowners, business-owners, Congressional Colleagues, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers to craft this bill in a manor that earned broad support for the legislation.
Representative McIntyre is founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Waterways Caucus.