Two days after the House passed a government funding package (H.R. 1865), the Senate followed by a vote of 71-23. The measure includes three of PIA National’s top policy priorities: an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2020; the permanent repeal of the Cadillac Tax; and an extension of the terrorism risk insurance program (referred to as TRIA) through the end of 2027. The president signed the bill into law the evening of December 20th. See PIA National’s press release here.
This year-end victory for PIA National is a testament to the power of continuous advocacy both in Washington, D.C. and at the grassroots level around the country. We will continue to work to advance a long-term NFIP reauthorization and the rest of our issues in 2020.