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The House on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
The bill, passed by voice vote in the lower chamber, advanced as the program was set to expire at the end of the month.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersRetired Justice Stevens: Trump 'exercising powers that do not really belong to him' House Dems allege Trump subpoena lawsuit is stonewalling 'legitimate' congressional probes Judge sets Trump lawsuit over congressional subpoenas on track for quick decision MORE (D-Calif.) noted that Congress has passed 10 short-term extensions since the multiyear authorization expired in 2017.
“My bill, which I have co-authored with Ranking Member [Patrick] McHenry (R-N.C.) would extend the program to Sept. 30, because we recognize that the NFIP is critical to ensuring access to flood insurance coverage across this country,” Waters said on the floor. “And this extension will afford the ranking member and I time to complete our work on a long-term, bipartisan compromise.”
House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSanders defends Tlaib from Trump: 'Stop dividing the American people up by their religion' Hoyer defends Tlaib Holocaust remarks after criticism from GOP Omar defends Tlaib after Trump Twitter attack MORE (R-La.) praised its passage, stressing the importance of ensuring the program remains up and running ahead of hurricane season.
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