Senator Moran's legislation to provide financial relief to homeowners in Kansas and across the country was adopted by the Senate Banking Committee as an amendment to the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2011. With fewer dollars flowing from Washington D.C., levee upkeep has become very much a local effort, and communities are digging deep to find the resources necessary to rehabilitate their aging flood protection systems. Sen. Moran's amendment recognizes those communities who are making significant progress toward improving their levees and lowers the insurance rates for citizens living within that flood plain accordingly.