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NAR supports six of seven bills proposed to reauthorize, reform National Flood Insurance Program

What do you do when the House Financial Services Committee is working on seven bills that reauthorize and tweak the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) -- and you agree with six of the seven...
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