The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Budget Committee has begun an investigation into Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and how the state-created insurer plans to address potential underwriting losses from extreme weather events in coming years.

The Budget Committee is “increasingly concerned about Florida’s uniquely large and growing exposure to climate-related property losses, Citizens’ rapidly expanding market share, and state law allowing Citizens to levy special assessments on all policyholders in the event that losses exceed its ability to pay,” U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said in a statement Thursday.

“If Citizens were unable to cover its losses, it is entirely possible tha

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