Congress votes to extend flood insurance program for one week

The bill was introduced by Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-New Jersey) Thursday, and passed both the House and Senate Thursday evening.
Published November 30

Just a day before the National Flood Insurance Program was set to expire, Congress passed a seven-day extension, lining it up with the government spending bill deadline next week. The bill was introduced by Rep. Thomas MacArthur, R-N.J., on Thursday and passed both the House and Senate that evening.

"I’ve been in Congress for four years, and while one-week extensions demonstrate our broken legislative process, this was a necessary action for the millions of (National Flood Insurance Porgram) policyholders," MacArthur said in a release.

The same night, the Senate passed a bill that would extend the program through the end of May. It has not been passed yet by the House.

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