You are here:HomeIssuesFlood Insurance2011House Approves Five-Day Flood Insurance Extension

House Approves Five-Day Flood Insurance Extension

On Thursday September 29, the House voted in favor of a stopgap funding proposal including provisions extending the National Flood Insurance Program through Tuesday October...
September 30, 2011

On Thursday September 29, the House voted in favor of a stopgap funding proposal including provisions extending the National Flood Insurance Program through Tuesday October 4 - a five day extension.  The Senate voted earlier to extend the NFIP, which was slated to lapse Friday, through Nov. 18. The full House, however, cannot consider the longer Senate funding bill until next Tuesday October 4.

"Although PIA is pleased that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will not expire on Friday, it is disheartening that the stop-gap measure passed by the House runs only through next Tuesday to allow a vote on a six-week authorization for the entire federal government," said Mike Becker, assistant vice president of federal affairs for PIA National. "Once again, the flood insurance program has been pulled into a broader budget battle and allowed to hang by a thread, despite the fact that a five-year reauthorization and reform bill has already passed the House on an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 406-22."

While a six week extension may provide time for the Senate and then a conference committee to act on the flood bill, House and Senate calendars have both chambers in session at the same time for only a total of three weeks or so.  "Despite this, PIA remains committed to seeing a long-term extension through and will continue to work with House and Senate leaders to wrap up their work on a long-term solution," Becker added.

House Approves One-Week CR with NFIP Extension (National Underwriter 9/29/2011)

 

Filed under: