2022 Midterm Elections, the 118th Congress, and Implications for the NFIP: A Post-Webinar Recap

Last week, Lauren Pachman, PIA’s counsel and director of regulatory affairs, participated in a panel discussion hosted by the National Flood Association (NFA), on whose board she serves. She was joined on the panel by Chris Brown of Mindset, Brett Hewitt of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), Travis Johnson of 1607 Strategies, and …

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118th Congress Begins Amid Leadership Uncertainty

The 118th Congress begins today, January 3rd, 2023, bringing divided leadership to Washington, D.C. The Republican party is now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, which is made up of 222 Republicans and 212 Democrats (and one vacancy). The U.S. Senate will continue to be led by the Democratic party, which has 48 Senate …

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Omnibus Heads to Biden’s Desk for Signature

The federal government is currently on the precipice of finalizing a sweeping, $1.7 trillion omnibus funding package, just in time to prevent a looming government shutdown, which would have begun at midnight tonight. Funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year was the final item on the 117th Congress’s agenda. The omnibus …

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Senate Passes Short-term NFIP Extension

The Senate last night passed the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 23, 2022. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire tonight, Friday, December 16 at 11:59pm, was included in the bill. The House passed the one-week CR earlier this week. The CR now goes to the White …

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Flood Insurance Regulatory Update

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent insurance agents deeply focused on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may already know that, on October 1, the most recently published version of the Flood Insurance Manual took effect. FEMA also recently solicited feedback on the use of Elevation Certificates and Floodproofing Certificates by communities participating in the …

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PIA Kentucky Advocates on Flood Issues

Members of the PIA of Kentucky met last week with members of their Congressional delegation on a number of issues related to the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). PIA of Kentucky members urged their policymakers to pass a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that includes necessary reforms, as set forth in PIA’s …

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House Passes NFIP Extension

The House this afternoon passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 16, 2022 by a vote of 230-201. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire tonight, Friday, September 30 at 11:59pm, was included in the bill. The Senate passed the bill earlier this week. The CR …

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Senate Passes NFIP Extension to December 16

As reported earlier this week, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire at 11:59pm September 30 unless Congress extends it. The authority to fund the federal government also must be extended by tomorrow as well. This afternoon, the Senate passed a short-term government funding bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), to …

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