Published: Dec 12, 2013 6:39 PM EST

There's still a glimmer of hope for homeowners fighting big spikes to flood insurance rates.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday on a bill that would lower flood insurance premiums that have increased by more than 1,000 percent for some property owners.

A similar effort failed in the Senate late Wednesday, in the form of a bill sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D - Florida).

Nelson's legislation needed unanimous consent to come to a vote.  One Senator, Pat Roberts (R - Kansas), did not give his consent.

Requests for comment by WINK News have not been returned by Roberts.