“We must continue to insist on straight answers until we know for certain whether NFIP and FEMA executives had a role in directing adjusters and engineers to reduce claims payments, in a misguided effort to improve the NFIP’s financial results. I am renewing my earlier call for congressional hearings to get to the bottom of this scandal.
The clear record of fraud and mismanagement, the failure to correct problems known since 2013 and the absence of accountability all lead me to continue to call on Fugate to resign immediately. This investigation is far from over. I will not rest until the parties responsible for defrauding the people of New Jersey are brought to justice, and until we get every last resident back home and our communities back on their feet again.”