ATLANTIC CITY — U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo told local business people to “keep their seatbelts fastened” in the month of December as the federal government debates raising the debt ceiling and renewing the National Flood Insurance Program, which has big implications in South Jersey.
Speaking to members of the Atlantic City Chamber, the South Jersey congressman said a failure to renew the flood-insurance program properly could have major consequences for the area, including the halt of real estate transactions.
Longtime South Jersey congressman Frank LoBiondo will retire at the end of his term and not …
“For our coastal communities, this is a serious problem,” said LoBiondo, who announced earlier this month he will retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election in 2018. “Unless you’re paying for a house in cash, you have to have federal flood insurance if you’re in a flood-insurance plain.”
The National Flood Insurance Program has offered insurance to residents of participating communities, including many shore towns, since 1968. Currently, a flood-insurance policy is required for any property located in a 100-year floodplain with a mortgage from a federally backed or regulated lender, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Frank LoBiondo Incumbent U.S Congressman 2nd District,spends election night with supporters at Republican HDQRTS,Vineland's North Italy Club as results come in.-TueNov7/06. Press Archives
Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Cumberland County Freeholder Director Carl Kirstein survey the damage to homes during a tour of the storm damage in Fortescue. Photo/Dave Griffin
Sonny McCullough is congratulated by Congressman Frank LoBiondo, right, after winning the Atlantic County Republican Party's election for New Jersey State Senator over Frank Blee, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, held at the Linwood Country Club. The position was vacated by party boss Bill Gormley. Press Archives
Louis Fatato, left Don Guardian, middle Atlantic City mayoral being sworn by Congressman Frank LoBiondo, right at Atlantic City City Hall Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014. Press Archives
Congressman Frank LoBiondo comes to the Millville Army Airfield Museum to honor those veterans that served at the Millville Army Airfield during WWII and to present Congressional Recognition certificates to Millville Students for their Veterans History project which had them Conduct historic interviews with those veterans .Wed June 2005. Press Archives
U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo speaks to veteran before picking up 10,000 petitions demanding additional veteran healthcare services in South Jersey at American Legion Post 352 in Somers Point Saturday, July 9, 2011. Press Archives
Rep. Frank LoBiondo holds the federal health care bill out side of the the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library. Monday November 2, 2009. Press Archives
New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo visited with, and congratulated the team members and families of the Vineland Sled Stars hockey team while issuing a certificate of special congressional recognition to each member for being the Atlantic District and 2006-2007 League Champions at the Vineland Ice Arena in Vineland on Tuesday August 7, 2007. Press Archives
Congressman Frank LoBiondo gives a high-five to fifth grade student Raquel Mayren after she told the congressman she wants to be President of the United States. John Lynch of the Lunch with Lynch Foundation looks on. Congressman Frank LoBiondo visited the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School in Wildwood, to sit and have lunch with a group of fifth grade honor students Tuesday afternoon. LoBiondo is not doing any campaigning on the day of the primary but is following a normal schedule in the district that included the lunch at a Wildwood school. Tuesday June 3, 2014. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)
U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo District 2 NJ, (right) announced Tuesday Nov. 24, 2009, that lawmakers have imposed a moratorium on any permits regulating water runoff from fishing vessels 79 feet and under, until more sensible regulations can be administered. Currently, fishing vessels need special permits or face fines for water discharged from the ship that include the bilge, deck wash or rain water runoff. The announcement was made a Lund's Fisheries on Ocean Drive in Lower Township and was joined by Wayne Reichle (left) of Lunds and Sam Martin of Atlantic Cape Fisheries. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City).
Congressman Frank LoBiondo, left, and challenger Bill Hughes, Jr. shakes hands at the conclusion of the Pinky Kravitz debate at the Borgata in Atlantic City, Thursday Oct. 30, 2014. Press Archives
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, along with Howard Schlegel, director of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, made an announcement Tuesday May 25, 2004, of the expansion of the refuge with the purchase of a 40 acre trac of land on Ocean Drive, east of the Middle Thorofare Bridge in Lower Township. The land connects to a 491 acre parcel along the beach front the refuge acquired in 1999 from the U.S. Coast Guard. (Press of Atlantic City/Dale Gerhard)
Congressman Frank LoBiondo along with his two Weimaraner’s Lola and Luca take a moment to speak with Cub Scout Randy Harbaugh (10) from Pack 244 based in Mullica Hill, as Randy voices his concerns about Governor Jon S. Corzine's proposal to close Parvin and several other state parks on Saturday. Press Archives.
Congressman FRANK LoBIONDO with supporters and His wife TINA (right)at republican campaign hdqrts in Vineland in 2004. Press Archives
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., announces that would break his term limits pledge and consider running for re-election to a seventh term in 2006 as a member of Congress representing New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, during a press conference on the steps of Vineland City Hall, Monday 7/7/03. While LoBiondo remains a proponent of term limits for all members of Congress, a limit on the 2nd district, LoBiondo believes, would serve as a disadvantage to South Jersey. Press Archives
OILSPILL---Rep. Frank LoBiondo R-NJ , Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee and Rep. Allyson Schwartz , D-Pa , listen to testimony during the hearing . A US House subcommittee holds a hearing on the causees of the recent Delaware River oil spill at Independence Seaport Museum at Penns Landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday 01/18/2005 ...... Staff photo by Danny Drake The Press of Atlantic City
Sat. 3/25/06 Joseph Cuozzo (14) talks to Congressman Frank LoBiondo at the Church of St. Mark and All Saints in Galloway before receiving his Eagle Scout badge. (Press of Atlantic City/Ben Fogletto)
Congressman Frank LoBiondo speaks during a ground-breaking ceremony, Friday Oct. 28, 2011, of the new $14 million airport rescue and firefighting station at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo along with Governor Chris Christie and his daughter Bridgett walk into the Revel Entertainment site. Governor Christie was in Atlantic City for a press conference held at the Revel Entertainment construction site. After the press conference then Governor took a private tour of the complex. Friday August 12 2011.(The Press of Atlantic City/Anthony Smedile) .
Congressman Frank LoBiondo and wife attends the RNS Ball at Tropicana Casino and Resort, Grand Ballroom Atlantic City Saturday, Nov 1, 2008. Press Archives.
Congressman Frank Lobiondo speaks during a press conference to announce the start of a beach replenishment project, Tuesday 12/16/03, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Oriental Ave. A dredge will pump sand from the Absecon Inlet, behind the congressman, to the shoreline along Atlantic City and Ventnor. At right is Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford. PRess Archives
South Jersey Transportation Authority Executive Director Bart Mueller, left, Congressman Frank LoBiondo and William J Hughes FAA Technical Center Director Dr. Wilson Felder join together for a ground-breaking ceremony, Friday Oct. 28, 2011, of the new $14 million airport rescue and firefighting station at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)
Congressman Frank LoBiondo R-NJ speaks at the opening. An official opening was held for the Rt 52 Causeway between Somers Point and Ocean City, and was dedicated by local officials and members of the NJ DOT. Thursday May 24, 2012. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)
Congressman Frank LoBiondo talks to reporters at the William J. Hughes tech Center in Pomona as FAA chief Marion Blakey looks on. Fri. 3/7/03. Press Archives.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo along with his two Weimaraner’s Lola and Luca take a moment to speak with Cub Scout Randy Harbaugh (10) from Pack 244 based in Mullica Hill, as Randy voices his concerns about Governor Jon S. Corzine's proposal to close Parvin and several other state parks on Saturday.
Congressman FRANK LoBIONDO with supporters at republican campaign hdqrts in Vineland .Tuesday, Nov 2 2004. Press Archives
Congressmen Frank LoBiondo and his wife Tina thank everyone upon his reelection as Cumberland County Freeholder candidates Sam Fiocchi and Carl Kirstein stand by his side at the North Italy Hall in Vineland on election ,night. Photo/Dave Griffin Press of Atlantic City.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo tours downtown Hammonton with Main Street Hammonton Board President Mike Hozik, right, and Hammonton Mayor Anthony Ingemi, left, among others, Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003. Press Archives.
Congressman Frank Lobiondo spoke the crowd at the rally. Fishermen from Southern New Jersey, staged a rally at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010, to protest some current federal regulations. (Dale Gerhard /Press of Atlantic City).
U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo R-2nd talks with Cape May County engineer Dale Foster during after the conference. LoBiondo was part of a press conference held next to exit 10 on the Garden State Parkway, to discuss plans to replace the current intersection with an overpass. Officials from local and county governments, the parkway and Burdette Tomlin Hospital were also in attendence. Thursday August 17, 2005. (Photo by Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City)
LOBIONDO-----Congressman Frank LoBiondo talks about interest in a U.S. Senate seat and his endorsement for Doug Forrester for governor as he sits in his Mays Landing office. . Interview with LoBiondo to discuss his future plans, including any interest in a U.S. Senate seat and why he came out so early to endorse Doug Forrester for governor. Wednesday 03/23/2005....... (The Press of Atlantic City / Danny Drake)
LOBIONDO Cumberland county freeholder candidate Incumbent DOUG SORANTINO (left) with Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo at Vineland North italy club 11/5/2002 8:00 PM U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, will hold his victory party at the North Italy Hall. Press Archives.