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