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Federal Flood Insurance Renewed Through July But Reforms Stall

Advocates who have been pushing for renewal of the U.S. federal flood insurance programs in the wake of last year’s devastating hurricanes and floods praised Congress for extending the program through July 31. But advocates remained concerned that Congress has …

Keeping Flood Insurance Above Water: Commentary

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) currently set to expire on February 8, and many communities still recovering from this summer’s hurricanes, it’s no surprise that the 21st Century Flood Reform Act has passed the House and moved to …

Senate to Finally Debate Flood Insurance Monday

Now that the U.S. Senate has voted on a federal farm bill, it is scheduled to take up federal flood insurance starting Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has officially filed “cloture” on the measure (S.1940) and it has been …

Senate Approves 60-Day Flood Program Extension; Will House Agree?

The Senate agreed yesterday in a unanimous consent to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for 60-days past its current expiration date of May 31. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 402 to 18 on a separate …

Senate Expected to Decide Fate of Flood Insurance Program This Week

This week the Senate should reveal whether it will tackle a five-year extension with reform of the federal flood insurance program or another short-term authorization, or both. The National Flood Insurance Program is currently set to expire in 10 days …

Federal Flood Insurance Could Be Extended Until End of June

The House is expected to vote today on an extension of the federal flood insurance program until the end of June but the fate of program in the Senate is still uncertain. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is now …

Federal Flood Insurance Reauthorized Until May 2012

The federal flood insurance program has been extended until May 31, 2012 under another short-term consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 2055) passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 23. Had the appropriations bill …