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The U.S. Senate inserted a six-month extension to the National Flood insurance Program in a farm bill being debated by the legislature this week.
The NFIP extension provision was co-sponsored by Louisiana Republican Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy.
“The National Flood Insurance Program is on the brink of expiring at the worst time possible,” Mr. Kennedy said in a statement Wednesday. “It’s the middle of hurricane season and we haven’t even gotten to August when the worst hurricanes typically hit. This six-month deal will give us time to work on a longer reauthorization and much-needed reforms.”
A vote on the full bill is expected Thursday.
The National Flood Insurance Program has been extended to March 23 as part of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.