The overhaul of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program — which provides flood insurance to more than 5 million U.S. properties — is winding its way pretty gracefully through the Senate, despite tensions from both sides of the aisle.
Unfortunately, the one area in which it falls short is that it doesn't do an adequate job of defining exactly when a human life begins, as all good pieces of flood insurance legislation must.
Thankfully, Sen. Rand Paul is on it!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is holding up a flood insurance bill until the Senate votes to recognize the life begins at conception.
The reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of July and currently insures 5.6 million flood-prone properties, was expected to pass with little fuss. But then Paul signaled he wanted a vote on "when life begins."…
Paul tells TPM that he's "just trying to get a vote for the people who elected me."
Joke all you like about how little fetal personhood has to do with flood insurance or how Paul is using important legislation to ram his pro-life policies through Congress, but let me ask you this: Who knows about a life spent submerged under water without a shirt on your back or a possession in the world better than a embryo?
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