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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PIA Urges Funding for Flood Mapping Program

PIA National is actively engaged on numerous COVID-19-related legislative initiatives; at the same time, we continue to advocate on many other issues important to PIA members. As such, last week, we were pleased to sign on to a coalition letter urging congressional appropriators to provide strong funding for the Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program …

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PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Kathy Castor was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2006 to represent Florida’s 14th Congressional District, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County. Before her election to Congress, Rep. Castor served as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and an attorney. Rep. Castor is a graduate of Emory University and Florida State University …

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Senate Passes Cadillac Tax Repeal and Flood, TRIA Extensions

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 …

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House Passes Federal Funding Package with PIA Priorities

In a major victory for PIA National’s advocacy efforts, the U.S. House voted 297-120 to pass H.R. 1865, part of the federal government funding package that includes three of PIA National’s most important policy priorities: an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2020; the permanent repeal of the Cadillac Tax; …

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Several PIA Priorities Included in Year-End Funding Package

This week, Congress will consider a federal government funding package that includes three of PIA National’s most important 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 …

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Flood Insurance Program Yet Again on Brink of Expiration

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is on the verge of lapsing yet again unless Congress acts to extend it before midnight December 20th. There are real consequences if the NFIP is permitted to lapse. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would still be able to pay the claims of current policyholders, they would …

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program to December 20

Today the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 3055, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until December 20. Important for PIA members, this bill includes the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to the same date. See PIA National’s press release here. The NFIP is now on its 14th short-term extension since …

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