House Passes NFIP Extension and Funding Bill

This afternoon, the House passed an amended version of H.R. 5305, the continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government until December 3, 2021, by a vote of 254 to 175. Importantly for PIA members, this CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until December 3. The Senate passed the …

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Senate Passes Amended Funding Bill with NFIP Extension

Today the Senate passed an amended version of H.R. 5305, the continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government until December 3, 2021, by a vote of 65 to 35. Importantly for PIA members, the CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until December 3 as well. An earlier version …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Passes House as Part of Defense Bill

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a 2021 PIA top priority, passed the U.S. House 316-113 on September 23rd as an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), giving it a chance of passing in this Congress. The SAFE Banking Act would protect insurance agents and carriers from federal prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related …

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House Passes Federal Funding Bill, NFIP Extension to December 3

Tonight, the U.S. House passed H.R. 5305, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government to December 3, 2021 by a vote of 220-211. As reported earlier this evening, the CR includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to that same date. Both the funding for the federal government and the …

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House Bill Would Extend NFIP and Fund Federal Government for 9 Weeks

The federal government is currently operating on a continuing resolution (CR) that expires at midnight on September 30. Unless Congress can pass another CR to fund the federal government beyond that date, the government will shut down. Notably for PIA members, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is also set to expire on September 30. …

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NFIP Continuous Coverage Bill Introduced

On July 27, Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) reintroduced H.R. 4699, the Continuous Coverage for Flood Insurance Act. The bill would provide continuous coverage protection to policyholders who leave the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to purchase a private flood policy and then need to return to the NFIP. This bill would …

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FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in House

PIA has been  leading the effort to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) for years. On July 30, H.R. 4866, the Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act of 2021 was reintroduced in the 117th Congress with our strong support. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) and cosponsored by Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI). PIA also supports the Senate version …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor, PIA Top Priority, Passes House

The Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, H.R. 1996, a PIA top priority, passed the U.S. House this evening by a vote of 321-101. The SAFE Banking Act would protect insurance agents and carriers from federal prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. The bill also makes …

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House Passes Flood Insurance Program Extension to Sept. 2021

The U.S. House voted 359-57 tonight to pass the continuing resolution (CR) legislation to fund the federal government to December 11th. As reported earlier today, the bill includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until next year, to September 30th, 2021. The program is set to expire next week on September 30th.  The vote on the CR …

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House Bill Would Extend Flood Program Until Sept. 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider a continuing resolution (CR) this week to fund the federal government until December 11. A vote could come as soon as today. Authority to fund the federal government runs out on Sept. 30, unless Congress acts.  Notable for PIA members is the inclusion in the CR of a short-term …

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