The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire at 11:59pm this Friday, December 16 unless Congress extends it. The authority to fund the federal government also must be extended by Friday as well.
Tonight, the House passed a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for one week to December 23 by a vote of 224-201. The CR includes the extension of the NFIP to the same date.
The measure now heads to the Senate, which needs to pass it before 11:59pm Friday, December 16, to prevent a shutdown of the federal government and a lapse of the NFIP.
Congressional leaders have been working to try to agree on an omnibus appropriations measure to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year 2023. The enactment of this one-week CR to December 23 would keep the NFIP from lapsing and the federal government from shutting down, as well as provide time for Congress to complete its work on a potential longer term omnibus funding measure. PIA has been urging an extension of the NFIP for as long as possible.