Senate again blocks Kennedy’s bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program for three months

Published 6:09 pm Friday, September 29, 2023

The Senate today blocked Sen. John Kennedy’s legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program for three months. This was Kennedy’s third attempt this month to pass a bill to protect the program.

“Protecting 5 million Americans and half-a-million Louisianians from a lapse in their flood insurance is an overwhelmingly bipartisan issue—especially in the midst of hurricane season. It’s reckless to block this simple solution the day before coverage could lapse,” said Kennedy, R-Louisiana.

The extension would have ensured the NFIP continues to protect existing and new policy holders until Dec. 31.

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