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U.S. House Passes NFIP Extension to Sept. 30

An extension until September 30 of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
May 15, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $17.2 billion supplemental disaster relief package which includes an extension until September 30 of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House voted 257-150 on May 10 in favor of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019 (H.R. 2157), which would temporarily extend the NFIP.

Separately, U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on May 8 introduced a standalone, short-term NFIP extension bill, H.R. 2578, which passed the House on a voice vote on the evening of May 14.

With the Atlantic hurricane season starting on June 1 and the NFIP’s short-term extension expiring on May 31, pressure is building on the Senate to agree to an extension of the flood insurance program. It would be the 11th no-change NFIP extension since September 2017, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).