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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Member Spotlight: Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

John Boozman was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. Prior to serving in the Senate, he represented the people of the Third District of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years. Before his service in Congress, Sen. Boozman was an optometrist, owning a private practice with his brother. Sen. Boozman attended …

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FIO Directives Excluded from Senate Funding Bill—For Now

As we noted last week, the House recently passed its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which included several troubling directives to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). The bill would have directed the FIO to gather data on property damage exclusions in homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies, examine the impact …

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Bill Introduced in Senate to Extend NFIP for One Year

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) recently introduced S. 4533, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extension Act of 2022, with Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) as cosponsors. The legislation would prevent the NFIP from expiring on September 30, 2022 by extending it for one year until September 30, 2023. Throughout …

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PIA Supports Bill to Create Transparency in RR 2.0 Rates

PIA strongly supports the Flood Insurance Pricing Transparency Act, a bill introduced this week by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).   FEMA recently updated the risk rating methodology it uses to price flood insurance premiums for policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The new methodology, known as Risk Rating (RR) …

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Senate Passes NFIP Extension to March 11, 2022

The U.S. Senate on the evening of February 17 passed H.R.6617, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through March 11 by a vote of 65-27. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire Friday, Feb 18 at midnight, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill …

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Senate Passes NFIP Extension to February 18, 2022

The U.S. Senate tonight passed H.R.6119, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until February 18 by a vote of 69-28. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire this coming Friday, December 3 at midnight, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill earlier …

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PIA Objects to FIO Investigation of Climate-Related Insurance Risk

PIA has a long history of supporting the state regulation of insurance and opposing federal insurance oversight. Since 2016, one of our annual top legislative priorities has been the repeal of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Our advocacy was vital …

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PIA Supports Flood Bills Encouraging Development of Private Market

On September 30, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)’s authority to operate was extended until December 3, 2021. This is the 17th short term extension of the NFIP since its last five-year reauthorization expired in 2017. PIA supports a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that recognizes the key role independent agents play in delivering the …

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